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.
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