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Surgical site infections and temperature in the operating theater—Challenges for infection control in developing countries

  • Dayanne Conislla Limaylla (a1), Marina de Oliveira Silva (a1), Marcela Cristina Machado Zanqueta (a1) and Carlos Magno Castelo Branco Fortaleza (a1)
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Author for correspondence: Carlos Magno Castelo Branco Fortaleza, Departamento de Doenças Tropicais, Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, Distrito de Rubião Júnior, S/N Botucatu, São Paulo State, Brazil CEP 18618-970. E-mail: cmfortaleza@uol.com.br

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Cite this article: Limaylla DC, et al. (2019). Surgical site infections and temperature in the operating theater—Challenges for infection control in developing countries. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2019, 40, 120–121. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.283

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