Antimicrobial stewardship teams are hard at work on the front lines, and in today’s environment, responsible antimicrobial use has never been more important.
Healthcare professionals are risking their personal health to help treat patients and fight the virus, and sometimes they must make difficult triage decisions in order to efficiently provide patient care to those who need it most.
Whole genome sequencing (WGS), the process of determining the complete nucleotide or DNA/RNA sequence of a genome at one time, has made headlines recently for its potential to transform infectious disease management, particularly related to SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amid the spread of COVID-19, testing for SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes it, is at the forefront of the battle. Patients rely on test results to confirm if they’ve acquired the coronavirus, and public health entities around globe rely on the data to learn how and where the virus is spreading.