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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
Volume 2018, Article ID 9182747, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9182747
Research Article

Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii: An Emerging Health Threat in Aseer Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

1Department of Microbiology and Clinical Parasitology, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
2Microbiology Laboratories, Aseer Central Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence should be addressed to Mohammed K. Almaghrabi; as.ude.ukk@ibarhgamlam

Received 25 May 2017; Revised 31 October 2017; Accepted 14 December 2017; Published 4 February 2018

Academic Editor: José A. Oteo

Copyright © 2018 Mohammed K. Almaghrabi 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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