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Society for General Microbiology

Person-to-Person Infectious Disease Tracking Using Whole-Genome Sequencing

Caption: This is a diagram showing how the presence of mutations arising in a bacterial or viral genome over the course of an outbreak can be used to trace the movement of the organism from person to person.

Credit: Jennifer Gardy

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