DNA Sequencing of MRSA Used to Stop Outbreak, Cambridge University and Sanger Institute Study

Published: Nov 14, 2012

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.

Back to news