Vol 72, No 3 (2021)
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Self-medication with antibiotics among seafarers: a public health issue

Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi1, Iyiola Olatunji Oladunjoye2, Yusuf Amuda Tajudeen2, Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III3
Pubmed: 34604997
IMH 2021;72(3):241-242.

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