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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013, Article ID 746053, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/746053
Research Article

Prescription Surveillance and Polymerase Chain Reaction Testing to Identify Pathogens during Outbreaks of Infection

1Sugiura Clinic, 2-8-3 Imaichi-Kita, Honmachi, Shimane, Izumo 693-0002, Japan
2Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-8640, Japan
3Shimane Prefectural Central Hospital, Shimane, Izumo 693-8555, Japan
4Shimane University Hospital, Shimane, Izumo 693-8501, Japan
5Kawasaki City Health Institute of Public Health, Kanagawa, Kawasaki 210-0834, Japan

Received 10 November 2012; Accepted 6 January 2013

Academic Editor: Girdhari Lal

Copyright © 2013 Hiroaki Sugiura 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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