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Clostridium difficile Infection in the Republic of Ireland: Results of a 1-Month National Surveillance and Ribotyping Project, March 2009

  • Karen Burns (a1), Mairead Skally (a2), Katie Solomon (a3), Louise Scott (a4), Sinead McDermott (a4), Darina O'Flanagan (a2), Seamus Fanning (a3), Lorraine Kyne (a5), Lynda Fenelon (a4) and Fidelma Fitzpatrick (a1) (a2)...
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Department of Clinical Microbiology, Microbiology Laboratory, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9, Ireland (burnskaren@yahoo.co.uk)
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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