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Open Peer Review Reports for: The role of facemasks and hand hygiene in the prevention of influenza transmission in households: results from a cluster randomised trial; Berlin, Germany, 2009-2011

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Original Submission
3 Nov 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
23 Nov 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Benjamin Cowling
28 Nov 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Holly Seale
12 Dec 2011 Author responded Author comments - Thorsten Suess
Resubmission - Version 2
12 Dec 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 2
26 Jan 2012 Editorially accepted
26 Jan 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-12-26

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