Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 612

Full Length Research Paper

Absence of vancomycin-resistance genes in Staphylococcus aureus isolated from potable water

Hussein H. Abulreesh
  • Hussein H. Abulreesh
  • Department of Biology, Faculty of Applied Science, Umm Al-Qura University, P. O. Box 7388, Makkah 21955, Saudi Arabia.
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  •  Accepted: 20 January 2014
  •  Published: 28 February 2014


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