Bulgarian Rheumatology Society recommendations for behavior during an epidemic with COVID-19
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Stoilov, R., Boyadzhieva, V., Stoilov, N., Ivanova, M., Batalov, A., Kolarov, Z., Monov, S., & Sheytanov, I. (2020). Bulgarian Rheumatology Society recommendations for behavior during an epidemic with COVID-19. Rheumatology (Bulgaria), 28(3), 3-6. https://doi.org/10.35465/28.3.2020.pp3-6
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