Surveillance strategies for COVID-19 human infection. Interim guidance

@article{Organization2020SurveillanceSF,
  title={Surveillance strategies for COVID-19 human infection. Interim guidance},
  author={World Health Organization},
  journal={Pediatria i Medycyna Rodzinna},
  year={2020}
}
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