Scientists Developed A Web Based Surveillance System To Control MRSA Infections

Scientists Developed A Web Based Surveillance System To Control MRSA Infections

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  • Post By : Microbioz India
  • Source: Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
  • Date: 08 May, 2016

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus generally known as MRSA is a type of bacterial infection that's become resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat ordinary infections.

Most of the MRSA infected patients are from Hospitals other health care settings, such as nursing homes and dialysis centers. Researcher from Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute developed a web based surveillance system named Microreact.org may help in visualization and more as coping up with MRSA and other super bug infection.

Research recently appears in Europe mBio and jointly contributed by researcher from Imperial College London and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Researcher are working with Europian network representing medical staff in 450 hospitals in 25 countries to successfully visualize the results.

According to researcher: Dr David Aanensen, Lead author of the paper.

"Drug resistance is a growing problem both in Europe and across the world and doctors need fast and accurate information to stop epidemics. Our study demonstrates the potential for combining whole-genome sequencing with internet-based visualisation tools to enable public health workers and doctors to see how an epidemic is spreading and make swift decisions to end it."

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Story source: Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Journal References:

David M. Aanensen et al. Whole genome sequencing for routine pathogen surveillance in public health: A population snapshot of invasive Staphylococcus aureus in Europe. mBio, May 2016 DOI: 10.1128/mBio.00444-16

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