Media playback is unsupported on your device

Cambridge DNA research stops MRSA outbreak

An outbreak of the superbug MRSA at a hospital has been brought to an end by UK doctors cracking the bacterium's genetic code.

It led to them finding one member of staff at Rosie Hospital, in Cambridge, who may have unwittingly carried and spread the infection.

They say it is the first time rapid genetic testing has been used to track and then stop an outbreak.

  • 15 Nov 2012