Human Leptospirosis in Malaysia : Reviewing the Challenges After 8 Decades (1925-2012). / Benacer, Douadi; Thong, Kwai Lin; Verasahib, Khebir; Galloway, Renee ; Hartskeerl, Rudy; Lewis, John; Mohd Zain, Siti Nursheena.

In: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, Vol. 28, No. 4, 01.05.2016, p. 290-302.

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Human Leptospirosis in Malaysia : Reviewing the Challenges After 8 Decades (1925-2012). / Benacer, Douadi; Thong, Kwai Lin; Verasahib, Khebir; Galloway, Renee ; Hartskeerl, Rudy; Lewis, John; Mohd Zain, Siti Nursheena.

In: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, Vol. 28, No. 4, 01.05.2016, p. 290-302.

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Benacer, D, Thong, KL, Verasahib, K, Galloway, R, Hartskeerl, R, Lewis, J & Mohd Zain, SN 2016, 'Human Leptospirosis in Malaysia: Reviewing the Challenges After 8 Decades (1925-2012)', Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 290-302. https://doi.org/10.1177/1010539516640350

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Benacer, D., Thong, K. L., Verasahib, K., Galloway, R., Hartskeerl, R., Lewis, J., & Mohd Zain, S. N. (2016). Human Leptospirosis in Malaysia: Reviewing the Challenges After 8 Decades (1925-2012). Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 28(4), 290-302. https://doi.org/10.1177/1010539516640350

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Benacer D, Thong KL, Verasahib K, Galloway R, Hartskeerl R, Lewis J et al. Human Leptospirosis in Malaysia: Reviewing the Challenges After 8 Decades (1925-2012). Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. 2016 May 1;28(4):290-302. https://doi.org/10.1177/1010539516640350

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Benacer, Douadi ; Thong, Kwai Lin ; Verasahib, Khebir ; Galloway, Renee ; Hartskeerl, Rudy ; Lewis, John ; Mohd Zain, Siti Nursheena. / Human Leptospirosis in Malaysia : Reviewing the Challenges After 8 Decades (1925-2012). In: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. 2016 ; Vol. 28, No. 4. pp. 290-302.

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