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The association between maternal hepatitis B e antigen status, as a proxy for perinatal transmission, and the risk of hepatitis B e antigenaemia in Gambian children

  • Yusuke Shimakawa1, 2Email author,
  • Christian Bottomley2,
  • Ramou Njie1, 3 and
  • Maimuna Mendy4
BMC Public Health201414:532

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-532

Received: 3 March 2014

Accepted: 23 May 2014

Published: 30 May 2014

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3 Mar 2014 Submitted Original manuscript
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3 Apr 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Junko Tanaka
16 Apr 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Andrea Orsi
13 May 2014 Author responded Author comments - yusuke shimakawa
Resubmission - Version 3
13 May 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 3
23 May 2014 Editorially accepted
30 May 2014 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-14-532

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Authors’ Affiliations

Medical Research Council (MRC) Unit, Atlantic Boulevard
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
The Gambia Hepatitis Intervention Study, IARC, c/o MRC Unit, Atlantic Boulevard
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), CEDEX