Journal article

An implementation science approach to evaluating pathogen whole genome sequencing in public health

Angeline S Ferdinand, Margaret Kelaher, Courtney R Lane, Anders Goncalves da Silva, Norelle L Sherry, Susan A Ballard, Patiyan Andersson, Tuyet Hoang, Justin T Denholm, Marion Easton, Benjamin P Howden, Deborah A Williamson

GENOME MEDICINE | BMC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pathogen whole genome sequencing (WGS) is being incorporated into public health surveillance and disease control systems worldwide and has the potential to make significant contributions to infectious disease surveillance, outbreak investigation and infection prevention and control. However, to date, there are limited data regarding (i) the optimal models for integration of genomic data into epidemiological investigations and (ii) how to quantify and evaluate public health impacts resulting from genomic epidemiological investigations. METHODS: We developed the Pathogen Genomics in Public HeAlth Surveillance Evaluation (PG-PHASE) Framework to guide examination of the use of WGS in..

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