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Outbreak of Shigellosis in a Homeless Shelter With Healthcare Worker Transmission—British Columbia, April 2015

  • Michelle Murti (a1), Ken Louie (a1), Mark Bigham (a1) and Linda M. N. Hoang (a2)
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Address correspondence to Michelle Murti, MD, MPH, FRCPC, 400-13450 102 Ave, Surrey, BC, Canada, V3T0H1 (michelle.murti@fraserhealth.ca).

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