DNA Sequencing And Patient Data Used to Halt Infection Outbreak

Source:  University of Oxford

Summary: Researchers using infection prevention and control best practice, whole genome sequencing and electronic patient data, have halted an outbreak of a potentially deadly fungal pathogen after detecting that multi-use patient equipment was responsible.


DNA sequencing and patient data used to halt infection outbreak.

More Information: David W. Eyre et al, ‘A Candida auris Outbreak and Its Control in an Intensive Care Setting’, New England Journal of Medicine (2018). DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1714373


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