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Antibiotic resistance is an emerging threat to public health: an urgent call to action at the Antimicrobial Resistance Summit 2011
Thomas Gottlieb and Graeme R Nimmo
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (6): 281-283.
Thomas Gottlieb, MB BS, FRACP, FRCPA, Senior Physician,1 and Associate Professor2
Graeme R Nimmo, MD, FRCPA, FASM, State Director of Microbiology,3 and Professor4
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