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A prospective study to examine the epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile contamination in the general environment of three community hospitals in southern Ontario, Canada

  • Meredith C Faires1Email author,
  • David L Pearl1,
  • William A Ciccotelli2, 3,
  • Karen Straus2,
  • Giovanna Zinken4,
  • Olaf Berke1, 5,
  • Richard J Reid-Smith1, 6 and
  • J Scott Weese6
BMC Infectious Diseases201212:290

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-290

Received: 28 June 2012

Accepted: 1 November 2012

Published: 8 November 2012

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Original Submission
28 Jun 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
2 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ginny Moore
3 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Maria Clara Padoveze
6 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Gayane Martirosian
5 Sep 2012 Author responded Author comments - Meredith Faires
Resubmission - Version 3
5 Sep 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
1 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ginny Moore
10 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Maria Clara Padoveze
29 Oct 2012 Author responded Author comments - Meredith Faires
Resubmission - Version 4
29 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Publishing
1 Nov 2012 Editorially accepted
8 Nov 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-12-290

How does Open Peer Review work?

Open peer review is a system where authors know who the reviewers are, and the reviewers know who the authors are. If the manuscript is accepted, the named reviewer reports are published alongside the article.. All previous versions of the manuscript and all author responses to the reviewers are also available.

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph
(2)
Infection Prevention and Control, Grand River Hospital
(3)
Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University
(4)
Infection Prevention and Control, St. Mary’s General Hospital
(5)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph
(6)
Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph

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