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Characterization of Salmonella enterica from invasive bloodstream infections and water sources in rural Ghana

  • Denise Dekker1, 2Email authorView ORCID ID profile,
  • Ralf Krumkamp1, 2,
  • Daniel Eibach1, 2,
  • Nimako Sarpong3,
  • Kennedy Gyau Boahen3,
  • Michael Frimpong3,
  • Elina Fechtner1,
  • Sven Poppert1,
  • Ralf Matthias Hagen4,
  • Norbert Georg Schwarz1,
  • Yaw Adu-Sarkodie5,
  • Ellis Owusu-Dabo3,
  • Justin Im6,
  • Florian Marks6, 7,
  • Hagen Frickmann4, 8 and
  • Jürgen May1, 2
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201818:47

Received: 23 May 2017

Accepted: 9 January 2018

Published: 19 January 2018

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Original Submission
23 May 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
15 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Craig W. Hedberg
26 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Samuel Kariuki
27 Nov 2017 Author responded Author comments - Denise Dekker
Resubmission - Version 2
27 Nov 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
9 Jan 2018 Editorially accepted
19 Jan 2018 Article published 10.1186/s12879-018-2957-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM), Hamburg, Germany
German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Lübeck, Germany
Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR), Kumasi, Ghana
Bundeswehr Hospital of Hamburg, Germany, Department of Tropical Medicine at the Bernhard Nocht Institute, Hamburg, Germany
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
Epidemiology Unit, International Vaccine Institute (IVI), Seoul, Republic of Korea
The Department of Medicine, The University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Institute for Medical Microbiology, Virology and Hygiene, University Medicine Rostock, Rostock, Germany