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Lack of Seasonality in the Occurrence of Multidrug-Resistant Acinectobacter baumannii Complex

  • Yuriko Fukuta (a1), Lloyd G. Clarke (a2), Ryan K. Shields (a1), Marilyn M. Wagener (a3), A. William Pasculle (a4) and Yohei Doi (a1)...

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, S829 Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 (yod4@pitt.edu)

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Lack of Seasonality in the Occurrence of Multidrug-Resistant Acinectobacter baumannii Complex

  • Yuriko Fukuta (a1), Lloyd G. Clarke (a2), Ryan K. Shields (a1), Marilyn M. Wagener (a3), A. William Pasculle (a4) and Yohei Doi (a1)...

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