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New Approach to Tracking How Superbugs Travel Could Slow Their Spread

Tuesday, November 28, 2017   (0 Comments)

Killer bacteria – ones that have out-evolved our best antibiotics -- may not go away anytime soon. But a new approach to tracking their spread could eventually give us a fighting chance to keep their death toll down. Using data from a 2008 outbreak of one of the most-feared “superbugs,” and modern genetic sequencing techniques, a team has successfully modeled, and predicted, the way the organism spread between and within dozens of healthcare facilities.

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