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Local perceptions of cholera and anticipated vaccine acceptance in Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Sonja Merten1, 2Email author,
  • Christian Schaetti1, 2,
  • Cele Manianga3,
  • Bruno Lapika3,
  • Claire-Lise Chaignat4,
  • Raymond Hutubessy5 and
  • Mitchell G Weiss1, 2
BMC Public Health201313:60

Received: 1 October 2012

Accepted: 18 January 2013

Published: 22 January 2013

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Original Submission
1 Oct 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
22 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Anna Lena Lopez
10 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Suman Kanungo
9 Jan 2013 Author responded Author comments - Sonja Merten
Resubmission - Version 2
9 Jan 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
18 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
22 Jan 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-13-60

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
University of Basel
Faculté des Sciences Sociales, Administratives et Politiques, Département d’Anthropologie, Université de Kinshasa
Global Task Force on Cholera Control, World Health Organization
Initiative for Vaccine Research, World Health Organization