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Increasing prevalence of ESBL production among Irish clinical Enterobacteriaceae from 2004 to 2008: an observational study

  • Jérôme Fennell1,
  • Akke Vellinga2,
  • Belinda Hanahoe1,
  • Dearbhaile Morris3,
  • Fiona Boyle3,
  • Francis Higgins1,
  • Maura Lyons1,
  • Karina O’Connell1,
  • Deirbhile Keady1 and
  • Martin Cormican1, 3Email author
BMC Infectious Diseases201212:116

Received: 4 October 2011

Accepted: 10 April 2012

Published: 15 May 2012

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Original Submission
4 Oct 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
16 Dec 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Patrick Eberechi Akpaka
6 Jan 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Liang Chen
27 Feb 2012 Author responded Author comments - Akke Vellinga
Resubmission - Version 2
27 Feb 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Liang Chen
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
10 Apr 2012 Editorially accepted
15 May 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-12-116

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Medical Microbiology, Galway University Hospitals
Discipline of General Practice, School of Medicine
Discipline of Bacteriology, School of Medicine