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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Carriage in 10 Nursing Homes in Orange County, California

  • Courtney Reynolds (a1), Victor Quan (a1), Diane Kim (a1), Ellena Peterson (a2), Julie Dunn (a3), Matthew Whealon (a1), Leah Terpstra (a1), Hildy Meyers (a4), Michele Cheung (a4), Bruce Lee (a5) and Susan S. Huang (a1)...
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