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Acupuncture-associated infections: A matter of concern in China

  • Pengcheng Zhou (a1) (a2), Yuhua Chen (a2), Bizhen Chen (a3), Yaowang Wang (a2), Xun Huang (a2) and Xue-Gong Fan (a1)...
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Author for correspondence: Xun Huang, Xue-Gong Fan, Emails: xgfan@hotmail.com, huangxun224@126.com

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