Perceived utility and feasibility of pathogen genomics for public health practice: a survey among public health professionals working in the field of infectious diseases, Belgium, 2019

Last updated on 14-4-2022 by Wesley Van Dessel

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Background Pathogen genomics is increasingly being translated from the research setting into the activities of public health professionals operating at different levels. This survey aims to appraise the literacy level and gather the opinions of public health experts and allied professionals working in the field of infectious diseases in Belgium concerning the implementation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in public health practice. Methods In May 2019, Belgian public health and healthcare professionals were invited to complete an online survey containing eight main topics inclu…

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