Laboratory Methods in Molecular Epidemiology: Bacterial Infections.

  title={Laboratory Methods in Molecular Epidemiology: Bacterial Infections.},
  author={Lee W. Riley},
  journal={Microbiology spectrum},
  volume={6 6}
  • L. Riley
  • Published 2 November 2018
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Microbiology spectrum
In infectious disease epidemiology, the laboratory plays a critical role in diagnosis, outbreak investigations, surveillance, and characterizing biologic properties of microbes associated with their transmissibility, resistance to anti-infectives, and pathogenesis. The laboratory can inform and refine epidemiologic study design and data analyses. In public health, the laboratory functions to assess effect of an intervention. In addition to research laboratories, the new-generation molecular… 
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