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Frequency of Disinfectant Resistance Genes in Pediatric Strains of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

  • James G. Johnson (a1), Elizabeth J. Save (a2), Natalia Jimenez-Truque (a2), Nicole Soper (a2), Isaac Thomsen (a2), Thomas R. Talbot (a1) and C. Buddy Creech (a2)...
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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