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Seroprevalence of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Among Healthcare Personnel Caring for Patients With Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea

  • Ji Yeon Lee (a1), Gayeon Kim (a2), Dong-Gyun Lim (a3), Hyeon-Gun Jee (a3), Yunyoung Jang (a4), Joon-Sung Joh (a1), Ina Jeong (a1), Yeonjae Kim (a2), Eunhee Kim (a4) and Bum Sik Chin (a2)...

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Address correspondence to Bum Sik Chin, MD, PhD, Center for Infectious Diseases, National Medical Center, 245, Euljiro, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-799, Republic of Korea (moberrer@nmc.or.kr).

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