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The Legionella contamination of tap water in a brand-new hospital in Japan before patients move in

  • Itaru Nakamura (a1), Yuri Miura (a2), Ayaka Umeda (a2), Rumiko Imura (a2), Yuki Watanabe (a2) and Hidehiro Watanabe (a1)...
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Author for correspondence: Itaru Nakamura, MD, PhD, Department of Infection Prevention and Control, Tokyo Medical University Hospital, 6-7-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan. E-mail: task300@tokyo-med.ac.jp

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The Legionella contamination of tap water in a brand-new hospital in Japan before patients move in

  • Itaru Nakamura (a1), Yuri Miura (a2), Ayaka Umeda (a2), Rumiko Imura (a2), Yuki Watanabe (a2) and Hidehiro Watanabe (a1)...

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