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Scientists use genome sequencing to halt superbug outbreak – Yahoo! News

November 14, 2012

LONDON (Reuters) – Researchers have used DNA sequencing for the first time to identify, analyze and put a halt to an infectious disease outbreak in a hospital.

The success of the technique, which used fast genome sequencing technology to control an outbreak of the MRSA superbug on a baby ward, suggests it could be used to control hospital bugs, salmonella and E.coli infections and diseases like tuberculosis, scientists said.

Scientists use genome sequencing to halt superbug outbreak – Yahoo! News.

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