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Invasive Cutaneous Rhizopus Infections in an Immunocompromised Patient Population Associated with Hospital Laundry Carts

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 July 2016

Lisa J. Teal*
Affiliation:
Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
Katherine M. Schultz
Affiliation:
Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
David J. Weber
Affiliation:
Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 Division of Infectious Diseases, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7030
Maria F. Gergen
Affiliation:
Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
Melissa B. Miller
Affiliation:
Microbiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Lauren M. DiBiase
Affiliation:
Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett
Affiliation:
Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 Division of Infectious Diseases, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7030
William A. Rutala
Affiliation:
Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 Division of Infectious Diseases, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7030
*
Address correspondence to Lisa Teal, RN, BSN, CIC, Infection Preventionist University of North Carolina Hospital, Room 1001 West Wing, UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (Lisa.Teal@unchealth.unc.edu).

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