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Hepatitis B Infection in a Vaccinated Renal Dialysis Staff Worker

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Charles H. Woernle
Affiliation:
Division of Field Services, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia
Max Taylor
Affiliation:
Tupelo, Mississippi
Thomas D. Wooldridge
Affiliation:
Tupelo, Mississippi
John W. Cox
Affiliation:
Tupelo, Mississippi
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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 1986

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