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High Counts of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Hospital Sewage

  • Tse Hsien Koh (a1), Karrie Ko (a1), Roland Jureen (a2), Rama Narayana Deepak (a3), Nancy Wen Sim Tee (a4), Thean Yen Tan (a5), Matthew Rong Jie Tay (a6), Vernon Jian Ming Lee (a6) (a7) and Timothy Mark Sebastian Barkham (a8)...
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Address correspondence to Tse Hsien Koh, MD, Department of Pathology, 20 College Road, Singapore General Hospital, 169856, Singapore (koh.tse.hsien@sgh.com.sg).

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High Counts of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Hospital Sewage

  • Tse Hsien Koh (a1), Karrie Ko (a1), Roland Jureen (a2), Rama Narayana Deepak (a3), Nancy Wen Sim Tee (a4), Thean Yen Tan (a5), Matthew Rong Jie Tay (a6), Vernon Jian Ming Lee (a6) (a7) and Timothy Mark Sebastian Barkham (a8)...

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