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Determinants of Successful Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Decolonization

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 February 2016

Elodie von Dach
Affiliation:
Infection Control Program, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
Caroline Landelle
Affiliation:
Infection Control Program, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
Americo Agostinho
Affiliation:
Infection Control Program, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
Thomas Haustein
Affiliation:
Infection Control Program, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
Patrice François
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland Genomic Research Laboratory, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
Gesuele Renzi
Affiliation:
Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.
Jacques Schrenzel
Affiliation:
Genomic Research Laboratory, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.
Stephan Harbarth
Affiliation:
Infection Control Program, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland Division of Infectious Diseases, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
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PREVIOUS PRESENTATION: This work (abstract P192) was presented in part at the 3rd International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control, Geneva, Switzerland, June 17, 2015.

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