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SHEA Guideline for Preventing Nosocomial Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus

  • Kathleen Ledell (a1), Carlene A. Muto (a2), William R. Jarvis (a3) and Barry M. Farr (a4)
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