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Impact of expanded influenza post-exposure prophylaxis on healthcare worker absenteeism at a tertiary care center during the 2017–2018 season

  • Mireia Puig-Asensio (a1), Margaret Douglas (a1), Stephanie Holley (a1), Mary E. Kukla (a1), Oluchi Abosi (a1), Lisa Mascardo (a1), Brenda Carmody (a1), Courtney Gent (a1), Daniel J. Diekema (a1), Patrick Hartley (a1), Michael B. Edmond (a1) and Jorge L. Salinas (a1)...
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Author for correspondence: Mireia Puig-Asensio, Division of Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine Department, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52246. E-mail: mireia-puigasensio@uiowa.edu

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Cite this article: Puig-Asensio M, et al. (2019). Impact of expanded influenza post-exposure prophylaxis on healthcare worker absenteeism at a tertiary care center during the 2017–2018 season. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2019, 40, 260–261. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.317

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