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Coronavirus Survival on Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Lisa Casanova*
Affiliation:
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
William A. Rutala
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
David J. Weber
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Mark D. Sobsey
Affiliation:
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
*
CB 7431 McGavran-Greenberg Hall, Rm 3206, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, (casanova@email.unc.edu)
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