How do we investigate MRSA spread?

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How do we investigate MRSA spread?
« on: 23/11/2012 13:12:31 »
This week, the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases included a rather unusual detective story one where rapid DNA sequencing was used in a hospital to track an outbreak of MRSA down to one unsuspecting carrier.  It bears all the hallmarks of good television forensic crime drama, but it actually took place right here in Cambridge, and the research paper they released is said to be the first example of using this technique to bring an infection to a close.

Read a transcript of the interview by clicking here

or [chapter podcast=1000009 track=12.11.18/Naked_Scientists_Show_12.11.18_1000118.mp3] Listen to it now[/chapter] or [download as MP3]
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