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Whole genome sequencing identifies influenza A H3N2 transmission and offers superior resolution to classical typing methods.

Authors
  • Meinel, Dominik M1
  • Heinzinger, Susanne1
  • Eberle, Ute1
  • Ackermann, Nikolaus1
  • Schönberger, Katharina1
  • Sing, Andreas2
  • 1 Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Veterinärstraße 2, 85764, Oberschleißheim, Germany. , (Germany)
  • 2 Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Veterinärstraße 2, 85764, Oberschleißheim, Germany. [email protected] , (Germany)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Infection
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2018
Volume
46
Issue
1
Pages
69–76
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s15010-017-1091-3
PMID: 29086356
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Our rapid whole genome sequencing approach for influenza A virus shows that WGS can effectively be used to detect and understand outbreaks in large communities. Additionally, the genomic data provide in-depth details about the circulating virus within one season.

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