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Identifying and characterizing hepatitis C virus hotspots in Massachusetts: a spatial epidemiological approach

BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:294

Received: 27 January 2017

Accepted: 11 April 2017

Published: 20 April 2017

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Original Submission
27 Jan 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
6 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Maryam Alavi
10 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Erin Conners
2 Apr 2017 Author responded Author comments - Thomas J. Stopka
Resubmission - Version 2
2 Apr 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
11 Apr 2017 Editorially accepted
20 Apr 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2400-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA
Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, USA
Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Jamaica Plain, USA