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Prevalence of Nasal Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus and Susceptibility of Isolates to Methicillin and Mupirocin Among Healthcare Workers in an Iranian Hospital

  • Mohammad Rahbar (a1), Mahmood Yaghoobi (a2) and Behnam Kia-Darbandsari (a2)
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Reference Laboratory of Iran, Department of Microbiology, PO Box 17115-365, Tehran, Iran (mhhf_rz@yahoo.com)
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