• Corpus ID: 74175989

Epidemiology of zoonoses in slaughterhouse workers in western Kenya

@inproceedings{Cook2015EpidemiologyOZ,
  title={Epidemiology of zoonoses in slaughterhouse workers in western Kenya},
  author={Elizabeth Anne Jessie Cook},
  year={2015}
}
  • E. Cook
  • Published 29 June 2015
  • Medicine
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