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BMC Infectious Diseases

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Pertussis re-emergence in the post-vaccination era

  • Elena Chiappini1,
  • Alessia Stival1,
  • Luisa Galli1 and
  • Maurizio de Martino1Email author
BMC Infectious Diseases201313:151

Received: 20 December 2012

Accepted: 19 March 2013

Published: 26 March 2013

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Original Submission
20 Dec 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
15 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kerrie Wiley
12 Mar 2013 Author responded Author comments - Elena Chiappini
Resubmission - Version 2
12 Mar 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Mar 2013 Editorially accepted
26 Mar 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-13-151

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Authors’ Affiliations

Anna Meyer University Hospital, Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence