Vol 7, No 2 (2022)
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Monkey pox — a serious threat or not, and what about EMS?

Michal Pruc1, Francesco Chirico23, Ihor Navolokin4, Lukasz Szarpak15
Disaster Emerg Med J 2022;7(2):136-138.


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