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How Long Hospitals Should Continue Contact Precautions for Multidrug Resistant Infections?

Masoud Mardani 1 , *
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1 Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
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  • Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases: April 2018, 13 (2); e80279
  • Published Online: April 29, 2018
  • Article Type: Editorial
  • Received: April 1, 2018
  • Accepted: April 20, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/archcid.80279

To Cite: Mardani M. How Long Hospitals Should Continue Contact Precautions for Multidrug Resistant Infections?, Arch Clin Infect Dis. 2018 ; 13(2):e80279. doi: 10.5812/archcid.80279.

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