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Assessing the long-term health impact of Q-fever in the Netherlands: a prospective cohort study started in 2007 on the largest documented Q-fever outbreak to date

  • Joris AF van Loenhout1Email author,
  • W John Paget1, 2,
  • Jan H Vercoulen3,
  • Clementine J Wijkmans1, 4,
  • Jeannine LA Hautvast1 and
  • Koos van der Velden1
BMC Infectious Diseases201212:280

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-280

Received: 3 July 2012

Accepted: 25 October 2012

Published: 30 October 2012

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3 Jul 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
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14 Aug 2012 Author responded Author comments - Joris van Loenhout
Resubmission - Version 3
14 Aug 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
16 Oct 2012 Author responded Author comments - Joris van Loenhout
Resubmission - Version 5
16 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 5
25 Oct 2012 Editorially accepted
30 Oct 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-12-280

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Authors’ Affiliations

Academic Collaborative Centre AMPHI, Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL)
Department of Medical Psychology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Department of Infectious Disease Control, Municipal Health Service Hart voor Brabant, ‘s-Hertogenbosch