National Microbial Genomics Framework 2019–2022

Microbial genomics is revolutionising the diagnosis, surveillance and control of communicable disease in Australia. This national framework identifies policy issues and challenges related to integrating microbial genomics into the Australian public health system.


National Microbial Genomics Framework 2019–2022

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Microbial genomics is used to analyse the genome of pathogens. This information can help us understand how it infects humans and how it can evade antimicrobial treatment. We can use the information in public health situations to help manage current and emerging outbreaks and threats of communicable diseases in Australia.

The framework outlines 5 strategic priorities and identifies directions for change, opportunities for action and areas that need more work.

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