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Use of Pulse Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) of DNA Restriction Fragments from Culture Isolates to Evaluate Epidemiologic Relatedness During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

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Infectious Diseases

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During an outbreak of an infectious disease it is important to determine which patients have isolates that are similar. This will help determine which patients should be included in the epidemiologic investigation. One method to decide if isolates are related is separation of DNA restriction fragments using pulse-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE).

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