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An Evaluation of the Prevalence of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Hospital Food

  • Jennie H. Kwon (a1), Kimberly A. Reske (a1), Tiffany Hink (a1), Sondra M. Seiler (a1), Meghan A. Wallace (a2), Kerry M. Bommarito (a1), Carey-Ann D. Burnham (a2) (a3) (a4) and Erik R. Dubberke (a1)...
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Address correspondence to Jennie H. Kwon DO, MSCI, Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, 4523 Clayton Ave, Campus Box 8051, St Louis, MO 63110 (j.kwon@wustl.edu).
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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