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Accidental Occupational Exposure to Burkholderia pseudomallei in South Korea Did Not Result in Melioidosis

  • Jae-Bum Jun (a1), Taehoon Lee (a2), Joseph Jeong (a3), Jeong-Hoon Chun (a4), Yong-Woo Shin (a4) and Jiwon Jung (a1)...
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Corresponding author

Address correspondence to Jiwon Jung, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 877 Bangeojinsunwhando-ro, Dong-gu, Ulsan 44033, South Korea (trueblue27@naver.com).

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