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Effect of poly-hexamethylene biguanide hydrochloride (PHMB) treated non-sterile medical gloves upon the transmission of Streptococcus pyogenes, carbapenem-resistant E. coli, MRSA and Klebsiella pneumoniae from contact surfaces

BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:574

Received: 10 November 2016

Accepted: 1 August 2017

Published: 17 August 2017

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Original Submission
10 Nov 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
21 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mary-Louise McLaws
27 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Michael Whitby
31 Jul 2017 Author responded Author comments - Shanom Ali
Resubmission - Version 2
31 Jul 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
1 Aug 2017 Editorially accepted
17 Aug 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2661-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

Clinical Microbiology and Virology, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
UCLH Environmental Research Laboratory, University College Hospital, EGA Wing, London, UK