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Updated systematic review: associations between proximity to animal feeding operations and health of individuals in nearby communities

  • Annette M. O’Connor1Email author,
  • Brent W. Auvermann2,
  • Rungano S. Dzikamunhenga1,
  • Julie M. Glanville3,
  • Julian P. T. Higgins4,
  • Shelley P. Kirychuk5,
  • Jan M. Sargeant6,
  • Sarah C. Totton7,
  • Hannah Wood5 and
  • Susanna G. Von Essen8
Systematic Reviews20176:86

Received: 24 October 2016

Accepted: 23 March 2017

Published: 18 April 2017

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Original Submission
24 Oct 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
26 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Malcolm Macleod
29 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Patrice Sutton
28 Feb 2017 Author responded Author comments - Annette O'Connor
Resubmission - Version 2
28 Feb 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
18 Apr 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13643-017-0465-z

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, USA
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University, Amarillo, USA
York Health Economics Consortium, University of York, York, UK
School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Department of Medicine, Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Department of Population Medicine and Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
, Guelph, Canada
Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA