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Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in beef cattle at slaughter and beef carcasses at retail shops in Ethiopia

  • Rosa Abdissa1,
  • Woynshet Haile1,
  • Akafete Teklu Fite1,
  • Ashenafi Feyisa Beyi1, 2Email author,
  • Getahun E. Agga3,
  • Bedaso Mammo Edao1,
  • Fanos Tadesse1,
  • Mesula Geloye Korsa1, 6,
  • Takele Beyene1,
  • Tariku Jibat Beyene1, 7,
  • Lieven De Zutter4,
  • Eric Cox4 and
  • Bruno Maria Goddeeris4, 5
Contributed equally
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:277

Received: 29 September 2016

Accepted: 30 March 2017

Published: 17 April 2017

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Original Submission
29 Sep 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
4 Nov 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Chuanyi Ning
7 Nov 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Joseph Oppong
11 Dec 2016 Author responded Author comments - Rosa Abdissa
Resubmission - Version 2
11 Dec 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
27 Feb 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Abhinav Upadhyay
12 Mar 2017 Author responded Author comments - Rosa Abdissa
Resubmission - Version 3
12 Mar 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
30 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
17 Apr 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2372-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, Addis Ababa University, Bishoftu, Ethiopia
Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Florida, USA
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Food Animal Environmental Systems Research Unit, Bowling Green, USA
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
Division Animal and Human Health Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
The Asia-Pacific Centre for Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, the University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
Business Economics Group, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands