Needle stick injuries among nurses in sub-Saharan Africa
Version of Record online: 21 JUL 2005
Tropical Medicine & International Health
Volume 10, Issue 8, pages 773–781, August 2005
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Nsubuga, F. M. and Jaakkola, M. S. (2005), Needle stick injuries among nurses in sub-Saharan Africa. Tropical Medicine & International Health, 10: 773–781. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2005.01453.x
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