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S14.2 Use of whole genome sequencing to explore transmission between sexual networks in an STI outbreak
  1. Helen Fifer
  1. Public Health England, National Infection Service, London, UK


Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is increasingly being used to describe the molecular epidemiology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae at a population level, mainly as part of national surveillance programmes or research studies. Recently, Public Health England has used WGS as part of outbreak investigations to understand the spread of resistant N. gonorrhoeae, and inform public health interventions in real-time. The benefits and difficulties of this approach will be explored.

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  • molecular
  • gonorrhoea
  • outbreak
  • antimicrobial resistance

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