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J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Dec;54(12):2850-2853. Epub 2016 Sep 14.

Next-Generation Epidemiology: Using Real-Time Core Genome Multilocus Sequence Typing To Support Infection Control Policy.

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1
Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
2
Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, USA Karen.frank@nih.gov.

Abstract

Multidrug-resistant bacteria are responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality worldwide. Tracking the nosocomial spread of resistant bacteria is critical to infection control. Mellmann et al. (J. Clin. Microbiol. 54:2874-2881, 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00790-16) have described prospective whole-genome sequencing with core genome multilocus sequencing typing (cgMLST) analysis for real-time surveillance and have addressed the practical aspects of implementing this type of operation in the hospital setting.

PMID:
27629902
PMCID:
PMC5121370
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.01714-16
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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