PulseNet compares the DNA fingerprints of bacteria from patients to find clusters of disease that might represent unrecognized outbreaks. Health officials can't stop an outbreak, and industry and regulatory agencies can't make changes to our food and water delivery systems, if they don't know that outbreaks are occurring. That's where PulseNet comes in.
With PulseNet, handful of E. coli cases reveal multistate outbreak, prompt huge recall
Future Challenges for Tracking Foodborne Diseases [PDF - 7 pages]
Whole-Genome Sequencing is Taking over Foodborne Disease Surveillance - Microbe Magazine [PDF - 7 pages] Online Version
An Economic Evaluation of PulseNet- American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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