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Controlling Nosocomial Transmission of Drug-Resistant Pathogens at Different Endemic Stages in a Resource-Limited Setting

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 June 2016

Abigail L. Carlson
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Nattapol Pruetpongpun
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani, Thailand.
Aubonphan Buppajarntham
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani, Thailand.
Anucha Apisarnthanarak*
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani, Thailand.
*
Address correspondence to Anucha Apisarnthanarak, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand 10102 (anapisarn@yahoo.com).

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