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Ebola haemorrhagic fever outbreak in Masindi District, Uganda: outbreak description and lessons learned

  • Matthias Borchert1, 2, 9Email author,
  • Imaam Mutyaba3,
  • Maria D Van Kerkhove2, 4,
  • Julius Lutwama5,
  • Henry Luwaga3, 10,
  • Geoffrey Bisoborwa3,
  • John Turyagaruka3, 11,
  • Patricia Pirard6,
  • Nestor Ndayimirije7, 12,
  • Paul Roddy8 and
  • Patrick Van Der Stuyft1
BMC Infectious Diseases201111:357

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-11-357

Received: 6 August 2010

Accepted: 28 December 2011

Published: 28 December 2011

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Original Submission
6 Aug 2010 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Sep 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Amy Hartman
12 Feb 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - sadegh chinikar
20 Mar 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Francesco Maria Fusco
29 Mar 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Vincent Munster
10 Jul 2011 Author responded Author comments - Matthias Borchert
Resubmission - Version 3
10 Jul 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 3
28 Dec 2011 Editorially accepted
28 Dec 2011 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-11-357

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Authors’ Affiliations

Unit of Epidemiology and Disease Control, Institute of Tropical Medicine
Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
District Directorate of Health Services
MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Imperial College
Uganda Virus Research Institute
Médecin Sans Frontières
World Health Organisation African Region
Médecin Sans Frontières
Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme, Ministry of Health
Masindi District Health Office
World Health Organization Liberia