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Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens in Smaller Hospitals

  • Noleen J. Bennett (a1), Ann L. Bull (a1), David R. Dunt (a2), Lyle C. Gurrin (a2), Philip L. Russo (a1), Denis W. Spelman (a3) and Michael J. Richards (a1)...
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Senior Infection Control consultant, Victorian Hospital Acquired Infection Surveillance System Coordinating Centre, 10 Wreckyn St., North Melbourne 3061, VIC, Australia (Noleen.Bennett@mh.org.au)

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Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens in Smaller Hospitals

  • Noleen J. Bennett (a1), Ann L. Bull (a1), David R. Dunt (a2), Lyle C. Gurrin (a2), Philip L. Russo (a1), Denis W. Spelman (a3) and Michael J. Richards (a1)...

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