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Methods for Outbreak Detection in Hospitals—Does One Size Fit All?

  • Mairéad Skally (a1), Sheila Donlon (a2), Caoimhe Finn (a2), Denise McGowan (a1), Karen Burns (a1) (a3), Fidelma Fitzpatrick (a1) (a4), Edmond Smyth (a1) and Hilary Humphreys (a1) (a4)...
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Address correspondence to Mairéad Skally, Microbiology Department, Beaumont Hospital, PO Box 1297, Dublin 9, Ireland (maireadskally@beaumont.ie).

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6. Skally, M, Donlon, S, Finn, C, et al. Outbreak surveillance: necessity is the mother of invention. Program and Abstracts of the 26th European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID); April 09–12, 2016; Amsterdam. Abstract EV0876.

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