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Foodborne illness outbreak due to Staphylococcus aureus among hospital staff following Hurricane Harvey

  • Lucila Marquez (a1) (a2), Tjin H. Koy (a2), Cheryl R. Baker (a2), Jeanine Graf (a3), Elaine M. Whaley (a2) and Judith R. Campbell (a1) (a2)...
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Author for correspondence: Judith R. Campbell MD, Texas Children’s Hospital, 1102 Bates Avenue, Suite 1120, Houston, Texas ZIPCODE. Email: judithc@bcm.edu

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Cite this article: Marquez L, et al. (2019). Foodborne illness outbreak due to Staphylococcus aureus among hospital staff following Hurricane Harvey. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2019, 40, 115–117. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.272

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