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Association between early bacterial carriage and otitis media in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in a semi-arid area of Western Australia: a cohort study

  • Wenxing Sun1,
  • Peter Jacoby1,
  • Thomas V Riley2, 3,
  • Jacinta Bowman2,
  • Amanda Jane Leach4,
  • Harvey Coates5,
  • Sharon Weeks6,
  • Allan Cripps7,
  • Deborah Lehmann1Email author and
  • the Kalgoorlie Otitis Media Research Project Team
BMC Infectious Diseases201212:366

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-366

Received: 1 June 2012

Accepted: 17 December 2012

Published: 21 December 2012

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Original Submission
1 Jun 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kimberly Shea
18 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Elske van Gils
12 Nov 2012 Author responded Author comments - Wenxing Sun
Resubmission - Version 3
12 Nov 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
26 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kimberly Shea
26 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Elske van Gils
7 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Wenxing Sun
Resubmission - Version 4
7 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Publishing
17 Dec 2012 Editorially accepted
21 Dec 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-12-366

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Division of Population Sciences, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia
(2)
Department of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, PathWest Laboratory Medicine (WA)
(3)
Microbiology & Immunology, The University of Western Australia
(4)
Ear Health Research Program, Child Health Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University
(5)
University Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Western Australia
(6)
Professional Hearing Services
(7)
School of Medicine, Griffith University

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