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News brief: DNA sequencing of MRSA used to stop outbreak

Hospital Safety Insider, November 15, 2012

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An outbreak of the hospital superbug MRSA has been brought to an end by UK doctors cracking the bacterium's genetic code.

It led to them finding one member of staff at Rosie Hospital, in Cambridge, who may have unwittingly carried and spread the infection.

They say it is the first time rapid genetic testing has been used to track and then stop an outbreak.

Source: BBC News



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