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Cross sectional survey of human-bat interaction in Australia: public health implications

  • Beverley J Paterson1,
  • Michelle T Butler2,
  • Keith Eastwood2,
  • Patrick M Cashman2,
  • Alison Jones3 and
  • David N Durrheim1, 2Email author
BMC Public Health201414:58

Received: 8 August 2013

Accepted: 12 December 2013

Published: 21 January 2014

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Original Submission
8 Aug 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
30 Aug 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Giovanni Rezza
16 Oct 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Anthony Fooks
6 Dec 2013 Author responded Author comments - Beverley Paterson
Resubmission - Version 2
6 Dec 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
12 Dec 2013 Editorially accepted
21 Jan 2014 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-14-58

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Authors’ Affiliations

Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle
Hunter New England Population Health
Graduate School of Medicine, University of Wollongong