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Pneumocystis jirovecii airborne transmission between critically ill patients and health care workers

Sandrine Valade| Elie Azoulay| Céline Damiani| Francis Derouin| Anne Totet| Jean Menotti
Letter
Volume 41, Issue 9 / September , 2015

Pages 1716 - 1718

No abstract available.

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