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Math Model Identifies Key to Controlling Epidemic
February 17, 2008
A sophisticated new mathematical model shows that controlling the way that antibiotics are prescribed and administered is the key to controlling the growing epidemic of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospitals around the world.
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