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Received: 10 September 2018
Accepted: 11 October 2018
First Online: 8 November 2018
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: Alexandra Peters and Didier Pittet have no conflicts of interest to declare and have received funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation for research.Andreea Moldovan: has no conflicts of interest to declare and has received funding from St. Constantin Hospital, Brasov, Romania.Jon Otter has, in the last 3 years, received Academic fees from CAP Partner, Centre for Clinical Infection and Diagnostics Research, Elsevier, and IDSA; consulting fees from Aquarius, Arthur D Little, Fields Consulting, Gama Healthcare Ltd., GK Intelligence Limited, Pfizer Ltd.; and speaker fees from 3M, Hospital Da Luz, Portugal, Odense University Hospital (Denmark), Pall Medical Ltd., Serosep Ltd., Society for Applied Microbiology, Virox, and Webber Training.Pierre Parneix French Ministry of Health through the Regional Health Agency of Nouvelle Aquitaine.
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