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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 515273, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/515273
Editorial

Blood Stream Infections

1Department of Microbiology, BJ Government Medical College and Sassoon Hospital, Pune 411001, India
2Department of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Crosshouse, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, School of Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
3Department of Microbiology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune 411040, India
4Johns Hopkins University India Center, BJ Medical College, Pune 411001, India
5Center for Clinical Global Health Education, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Phipps 540B, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA

Received 1 June 2014; Accepted 1 June 2014; Published 1 July 2014

Copyright © 2014 Renu Bharadwaj 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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