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Rethinking the Molecular Diagnostics for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

  • Claudia Stein (a1) (a2), Jörg Tittelbach (a3), Stefan Monecke (a4) (a2), Sebastian Weis (a1) (a5) (a6), Oliwia Makarewicz (a1) (a2), Ralf Ehricht (a4) (a2) and Mathias Pletz (a1) (a2)...
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Address correspondence to Claudia Stein, Center for Infectious Disease and Infection Control, Jena University Hospital, Am Klinikum 1, Jena, Germany (claudia.stein@med.uni-jena.de).
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