A STATISTICAL FRAMEWORK TO EXPLOIT ROUTINE PATHOGEN GENOMICS DATA FOR PUBLIC HEALTH

Grant number: 1157586 | Funding period: 2019 - 2021

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Abstract

Pathogen genomics is increasingly used in public health labs for routine surveillance of notifiable infectious diseases, particularly foodborne and sexually transmitted illnesses. This approach is well established for outbreak investigations, helping epidemiologists to identify sources of infection and disease transmission to guide interventions. This project aims to develop new methods to harness the power of routine genomics data to detect outbreaks earlier and intervene sooner.