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UV-C Light Disinfection of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae from High-Touch Surfaces in a Patient Room and Bathroom

  • Clare Rock (a1), Melanie S. Curless (a2), Elaine Nowakowski (a2), Tracy Ross (a2), Kathryn A. Carson (a3), Polly Trexler (a2), Karen Carroll (a4) and Lisa L. Maragakis (a1)...


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Address correspondence to Clare Rock, MD, MS, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Osler 425, Baltimore, MD 21205 (


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