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Silent clonal spread of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis ST6 and ST525 colonizing patients at hospital admission in Natal, Brazil

  • Emília S. de Oliveira (a1), Ana R. Freitas (a2), Luísa Peixe (a2), Carla Novais (a2) and M. Celeste Melo (a1)...
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Author for correspondence: Carla Novais, E-mail: casilva@ff.up.pt

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Silent clonal spread of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis ST6 and ST525 colonizing patients at hospital admission in Natal, Brazil

  • Emília S. de Oliveira (a1), Ana R. Freitas (a2), Luísa Peixe (a2), Carla Novais (a2) and M. Celeste Melo (a1)...

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