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Outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections Associated With Contaminated Water in a University Hospital in Tunisia

  • Wejdene Mansour (a1), Olfa Bouallegue (a1), Houyem Said (a2), Sana Dahmen (a1) and Noureddine Boujaafar (a1)...
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Unité des Infections à Bactéries Multirésistantes aux Antibiotiques, UR/29/04, Laboratoire de Microbiologie, CHU Sahloul, 4054 Sousse, Tunisie (wejmbr@yahoo.fr)

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Outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections Associated With Contaminated Water in a University Hospital in Tunisia

  • Wejdene Mansour (a1), Olfa Bouallegue (a1), Houyem Said (a2), Sana Dahmen (a1) and Noureddine Boujaafar (a1)...

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