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Global epidemiology of invasive meningococcal disease

  • Rabab Z Jafri1,
  • Asad Ali1Email author,
  • Nancy E Messonnier2,
  • Carol Tevi-Benissan3,
  • David Durrheim4, 5,
  • Juhani Eskola6,
  • Florence Fermon7,
  • Keith P Klugman8, 9,
  • Mary Ramsay10,
  • Samba Sow11, 12,
  • Shao Zhujun13,
  • Zulfiqar A Bhutta1 and
  • Jon Abramson14
Population Health Metrics201311:17

Received: 27 September 2012

Accepted: 6 September 2013

Published: 10 September 2013

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Original Submission
27 Sep 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
22 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - David Pace
15 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - James Stuart
11 Mar 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - David Pace
10 Jun 2013 Author responded Author comments - Syed Asad Ali
Resubmission - Version 2
10 Jun 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
6 Aug 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - James Stuart
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
6 Sep 2013 Editorially accepted
10 Sep 2013 Article published 10.1186/1478-7954-11-17

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Division of Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Immunisation, Vaccines and Biologicals, World Health Organisation
School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
Health Protection, Hunter New England Area
Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
International vaccination working group, Médécins Sans Frontières
Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand and Medical Research Council
Immunisation Department at the Health Protection Agency, Centre for Infections in Colindale
Center for Vaccine Development, Ministry of Health
School of Medicine, University of Maryland
Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention