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

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Ariane Stebler
Affiliation:
Institute for Infectious Diseases, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
Patricia Iseli
Affiliation:
Occupational Health Care Service, University Hospital of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
Kathrin Mühlemann
Affiliation:
Institute for Infectious Diseases, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
Thomas Bodmer
Affiliation:
Institute for Infectious Diseases, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
Corresponding
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