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A Cluster of Bloodstream Infections Caused by Streptococcus gallolyticus Subspecies pasteurianus That Involved 5 Preterm Neonates in a University Hospital during a 2-Month Period

  • Nathalie Floret (a1), Pascale Bailly (a2), Michelle Thouverez (a2), Catherine Blanchot (a2), Dolores Alez-Martin (a3), Alain Menget (a3), Gérard Thiriez (a3), Bruno Hoen (a4), Daniel Talon (a2) and Xavier Bertrand (a2)...

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Réseau Franc-Comtois de Lutte contre les Contre les Infections Nosocomiales, Hôpital Saint-Jacques, 2 place Saint-Jacques, 25030 Besançon, France(nfloret@chu-besancon.fr)

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A Cluster of Bloodstream Infections Caused by Streptococcus gallolyticus Subspecies pasteurianus That Involved 5 Preterm Neonates in a University Hospital during a 2-Month Period

  • Nathalie Floret (a1), Pascale Bailly (a2), Michelle Thouverez (a2), Catherine Blanchot (a2), Dolores Alez-Martin (a3), Alain Menget (a3), Gérard Thiriez (a3), Bruno Hoen (a4), Daniel Talon (a2) and Xavier Bertrand (a2)...

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