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In Puerto Rico, a new molecular bacteriology lab allows better control of foodborne outbreaks

Posted on November 13, 2019

Blog: The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)

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Sometimes a new facility is more than just four walls and a roof. In Puerto Rico, it was the springboard to improving foodborne outbreak response on the whole island. In May 2019, Puerto Rico inaugurated a new molecular bacteriology laboratory at the Puerto Rico Department of Health’s laboratory (PRDOH) in San Juan. The original laboratory…

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