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Transmission routes of the virus causing viral hemorrhagic fever: Extreme precautions are prudent but high-quality evidence must be gathered

  • Takuya Yamagishi (a1), Kensaku Kakimoto (a2), Ikuko Doi (a2), Chiaki Kawakami (a2), Tomoe Shimada (a1), Tamano Matsui (a1), Kazunori Oishi (a1) and Masayuki Saijo (a3)...
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Author for correspondence: Takuya Yamagishi, Email: tack-8@niid.go.jp

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Transmission routes of the virus causing viral hemorrhagic fever: Extreme precautions are prudent but high-quality evidence must be gathered

  • Takuya Yamagishi (a1), Kensaku Kakimoto (a2), Ikuko Doi (a2), Chiaki Kawakami (a2), Tomoe Shimada (a1), Tamano Matsui (a1), Kazunori Oishi (a1) and Masayuki Saijo (a3)...

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