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Hospital-Acquired Vector-Transmitted Dengue Fever: An Overlooked Problem?

  • Juliana Almeida-Nunes (a1), Izabel Marcilio (a1), Maura S. Oliveira (a2), Elenice M.N. Gonçalves (a3), Marjorie V. Batista (a2), Alfredo Mendrone (a4), José E. Levi (a4), Silvia F. Costa (a5) (a6) and Anna S. Levin (a2) (a5) (a6)...


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Address correspondence to Anna S. Levin, Rua Banibas, 618; São Paulo-SP 05460-010, Brazil (


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