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How serology and genome testing are tracking the origins of Queensland’s coronavirus youth detention centre outbreak – ABC News

Genome testing is being used to trace the source of a prison worker’s infection, the origins of which remain a mystery to health authorities. So what actually is genome testing and how does it work?

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South-East Queensland is waking up this morning with a lot more people wearing face masks to protect against the deadly coronavirus after the Chief Health Officer described this latest outbreak as a “risky period”.
Key points:

  • Brisbane and Ipswich have been declared “restricted areas” amid the latest COVID-19 cluster linked to a youth detention centre at Wacol
  • Genomic testing is underway to see if the cases could be linked to a trio returning from Melbourne
  • Anyone with …

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