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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 684908, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/684908
Clinical Study

Outbreak of Hepatitis A in a Nursery School

Directorate of Public Health, Balearic Islands, Spain

Received 30 April 2013; Accepted 22 August 2013

Academic Editor: Gerardo Chowell

Copyright © 2013 Antonia Galmes-Truyols et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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