International Journal of Infection

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An Outbreak of Hepatitis C Virus at a Renal Dialysis Unit: A Lesson From a War Zone

Nawfal R Hussein 1 , * and Zana Sidiq Mohammed Saleem 1
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1 Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Duhok, Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
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  • International Journal of Infection: July 2017, 4 (3); e39763
  • Published Online: August 2, 2016
  • Article Type: Letter
  • Received: June 7, 2016
  • Revised: June 9, 2016
  • Accepted: June 9, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/iji.39763

To Cite: Hussein N R, Mohammed Saleem Z S. An Outbreak of Hepatitis C Virus at a Renal Dialysis Unit: A Lesson From a War Zone, Int J Infect. 2017 ; 4(3):e39763. doi: 10.5812/iji.39763.

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