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Erratum to: The first microbial environment of infants born by C-section: the operating room microbes

The original article was published in Microbiome 2015 3:59

After publication of this article [1], the authors noticed one of the collaborator’s names had been misspelled in the ‘Acknowledgements’ section. “Dr. Tsei Ming” is incorrect and should be “Dr. Ming C. Tsai”. The correct version of the ‘Acknowledgements’ section is included below and has been updated in the original article [1].


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    Shin H, Zhiheng P, Martinez II KA, Rivera-Vinas JI, Mendez K, Cavallin H, et al. The first microbial environment of infants born by C-section: the operating room microbes. Microbiome. 2015;3:59. doi:10.1186/s40168-015-0126-1.

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We thank Elizabeth Bakacs, Edward Hennis, Dr. Ming C. Tsai, and Noraliz Garcia for the support in sampling operating rooms from the hospitals. We also thank Joseph Szmulewicz for the sample staining for microscopy. Research reported in this publication was supported in part by the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health under award numbers UH3CA140233, U01CA182370, R01CA159036, R01AI110372, and R21DE025352. ZP is a Staff Physician at the Department of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States Government. We thank the Sloan Foundation for their support to pioneer studies, including ours, on the microbiology of the built environment.

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Correspondence to Maria G. Dominguez-Bello.

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