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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-6

Molecular epidemiology and infectious disease agent typing terminology – A revised glossary of key terms

Northern Ireland Public Health Laboratory, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Correspondence Address:
John E Moore
Northern Ireland Public Health Laboratory, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT9 7AD
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jpdtsm.jpdtsm_2_21

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Epidemiological tracking of infectious diseases is important to help determine the source and routes of transmission of the causal agent, whether this be a virus, bacterium, fungus, or parasite. This can be complicated due to the diagnostic typing tools employed and the terminologies used can be unfamiliar to the nonspecialist, who needs to be able to understand the terms used. Therefore, we have developed an up-to-date glossary of 95 related epidemiological terms from peer-reviewed publications to help in the understanding of these terms, particularly with a nonspecialist audience.

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