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Geographic Distribution of Staphylococcus aureus Causing Invasive Infections in Europe: A Molecular-Epidemiological Analysis

  • Hajo Grundmann mail,

    Hajo.Grundmann@rivm.nl

    Affiliations: National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands, Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Centre, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • David M. Aanensen,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Cees C. van den Wijngaard,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

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  • Brian G. Spratt,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Dag Harmsen,

    Affiliation: Department of Periodontology, University Hospital Münster, Germany

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  • Alexander W. Friedrich,

    Affiliation: Institute of Hygiene, University Hospital Münster, Germany

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  • the European Staphylococcal Reference Laboratory Working Group¶

    Membership of the European Staphylococcal Reference Laboratory Working Group is provided in the Acknowledgments.

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  • Published: January 12, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000215

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Publisher's Note: Correction to Author Contributions and Text S2

Posted by plosmedicine on 28 Jan 2010 at 18:34 GMT

Author contributions of the Staphylococcus aureus Reference Laboratory Working Group members.
http://plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000215#article1.body1.sec5.supplementary-material2.caption1.p1

Please read the following clarification about the Author Contributions section of the manuscript and Text S2, which details the contributions of the Staphylococcus aureus Reference Laboratory Working Group members:

In the Author Contributions section and in the details outlined in Text S2, David M. Aanensen, listed as an author of the paper, also contributed to the writing of the paper.

In Text S2, Adriana Tami, a member of the Staphylococcus aureus Reference Laboratory Working Group but not listed as a full author on the paper, also contributed to the data analysis.

No competing interests declared.