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Promoting the Safety of Healthcare Workers in Africa: From HIV Pandemic to Ebola Epidemic

  • Elisabeth Rouveix (a1) (a2) (a3), Boubakar Madougou (a4) (a5), Gérard Pellissier (a1), Hama Diaougah (a4), Sahada Moussa Saley (a4), Pierre de Truchis (a2) (a6), Dionké Fofana (a7), Isabelle Lolom (a1) (a8), Jean-Baptiste Brunet (a1) and Elisabeth Bouvet (a1) (a8)...
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Address correspondence to G. Pellissier, GERES, UFR de Médecine Bichat, 16 rue Henri Huchard, F-75018 Paris, France (gerard.pellissier@geres.org).

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