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Detection, Reporting, and Treatment of Hepatitis C Infections Among Hemodialysis Patients

  • Melissa G. Collier (a1), Duc B. Nguyen (a2), Priti R. Patel (a2) and Anne C. Moorman (a1)

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Address correspondence to: Melissa G. Collier, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop G37, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 (mgcollier@cdc.gov).

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Detection, Reporting, and Treatment of Hepatitis C Infections Among Hemodialysis Patients

  • Melissa G. Collier (a1), Duc B. Nguyen (a2), Priti R. Patel (a2) and Anne C. Moorman (a1)

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