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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:42 AM

This is potentially really good news: DNA sequencing of MRSA used to stop outbreak

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.

One expert said this would soon become "standard practice" in hospitals.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20314024

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HopeHoops Nov 2012 #1

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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:47 AM

1. That IS cool!

 

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