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Whole-Blood Interferon-Gamma Release Assay for Baseline Tuberculosis Screening of Healthcare Workers at a Swiss University Hospital

  • Ariane Stebler (a1), Patricia Iseli (a2), Kathrin Mühlemann (a1) and Thomas Bodmer (a1)
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University of Berne, Institute for Infectious Diseases, Friedbühlstrasse 51, CH-3010 Berne, Switzerland (thomas.bodmer@ifik.unibe.ch)

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