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East North Central Region Has the Highest Prevalence of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis in the United States

  • Sumanth Gandra (a1), Nikolay Braykov (a2) and Ramanan Laxminarayan (a2) (a3) (a4)
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