Research reveals how virus spreads

Original article by Imogen Reid, Natasha Robinson
The Australian – Page: 3 : 22-May-20

A research team at the Doherty Institute has identified 76 coronavirus clusters in Victoria using genomic sequencing. Doherty Institute director Benjamin Howden says the technology has enabled it to both identify large clusters and determine the impact of social restrictions on COVID-19’s spread within the community. Victoria has recorded more than 1,500 coronavirus cases in total, and Howden says genomic sequencing has enabled the Doherty Institute to determine the source of infection for many of the 165 cases whose origin had previously been unknown.

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UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE. PETER DOHERTY INSTITUTE FOR INFECTION AND IMMUNITY

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