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We developed a quantitative real-time PCR assay targeting the mip gene of Legionella pneumophila for a prospective study from September 2004 to April 2005. It was compared with a standard culture(More)
OBJECTIVES Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a major public health issue. The potential of antimicrobial copper surfaces in reducing HAIs' rates is of interest but remains unclear. We conducted(More)
The first cases of isolation of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to methicillin in France were published in 1962. However, until recently, very few epidemiological studies or attempts to control the(More)