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Descriptive Analysis of Healthcare-Associated Infections Other than Bloodstream, Respiratory, Urinary Tract, or Surgical Site Infections, 2001–2011

  • Hajime Kanamori (a1) (a2), David J. Weber (a3) (a4), Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett (a3) (a4), Vickie Brown (a3), Mitsuo Kaku (a2) and William A. Rutala (a3) (a4)...


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Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, CB 7030, 2153 Bioinformatics, 130 Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (


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