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A Colonization Outbreak of Penicillin-Susceptible mecA-Positive Staphylococcus aureus in a Neonatal Ward of Children’s Hospital

  • Kisei Minami (a1), Runa Terakawa (a1), Masanori Sato (a1), Yasuhiro Shoji (a1), Takehiko Hiroma (a1), Tomohiko Nakamura (a1), Ayaka Horiuchi (a1), Ayaka Otsuka (a1), Noriko Kubota (a1), Eiko Hidaka (a1), Yoshiyuki Kawakami (a2), Meiji Soe Aung (a3) and Nobumichi Kobayashi (a3)...
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Address correspondence to Kisei Minami, Toyoshina 3100, Azumino, Nagano prefecture, Japan (kiseiminami@gmail.com).
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PREVIOUS PRESENTATION. A part of this manuscript was presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, ESPID 2017, in Madrid, Spain, on May 25–26, 2017.

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