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Vol 69, No 4 (2018)
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Submitted: 2018-10-09
Accepted: 2018-10-10
Published online: 2018-12-19
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Vessel sanitation inspection scores and acute gastroenteritis outbreaks on cruise ships

Eilif Dahl1
DOI: 10.5603/IMH.2018.0036
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Pubmed: 30589060
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International Maritime Health 2018;69(4):223-224.
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  1. Department of Occupational Medicine, Norwegian Centre for Maritime and Diving Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

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Vol 69, No 4 (2018)
EDITORIAL
Submitted: 2018-10-09
Accepted: 2018-10-10
Published online: 2018-12-19

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Title

Vessel sanitation inspection scores and acute gastroenteritis outbreaks on cruise ships

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 69, No 4 (2018)

Article type

Editorial

Pages

223-224

Published online

2018-12-19

DOI

10.5603/IMH.2018.0036

Pubmed

30589060

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International Maritime Health 2018;69(4):223-224.

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Eilif Dahl

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