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Which recommendations are considered essential for outbreak preparedness by first responders?

  • Evelien Belfroid1, 2Email author,
  • Aura Timen2,
  • Jim E. van Steenbergen2,
  • Anita Huis1 and
  • Marlies E. J. L. Hulscher1
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:195

Received: 2 August 2016

Accepted: 28 February 2017

Published: 7 March 2017

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Original Submission
2 Aug 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
28 Oct 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nahid Bhadelia
5 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Michael A Stoto
13 Jan 2017 Author responded Author comments - Evelien Belfroid
Resubmission - Version 2
13 Jan 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
28 Feb 2017 Editorially accepted
7 Mar 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2293-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

Radboud University Medical Center, Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, IQ Healthcare, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Centre for Infectious Disease Control, Preparedness and Response Unit, Bilthoven, The Netherlands