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Prevalence of Clostridium difficile colonization among healthcare workers

  • N Deborah Friedman1Email author,
  • James Pollard1,
  • Douglas Stupart2,
  • Daniel R Knight3, 4,
  • Masoomeh Khajehnoori5,
  • Elise K Davey1,
  • Louise Parry1 and
  • Thomas V Riley3, 4
BMC Infectious Diseases201313:459

Received: 28 May 2013

Accepted: 26 September 2013

Published: 4 October 2013

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Original Submission
28 May 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
24 Jun 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Markus Hell
3 Jul 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - FIONA COOKE
4 Jul 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Erik Dubberke
13 Sep 2013 Author responded Author comments - N. Deborah Friedman
Resubmission - Version 2
13 Sep 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
26 Sep 2013 Editorially accepted
4 Oct 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-13-459

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health
Department of Surgery, Barwon Health
School of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, The University of Western Australia
PathWest Laboratory Medicine, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre
Deakin University Medical School