A Stuff article.
Genome sequencing – the mapping of the genetic sequences of an organism – has helped track the spread of Covid-19 cases in Auckland, but it also plays an important role in the control of other infectious diseases in New Zealand.
One example is Mycoplasma bovis, a global cattle disease New Zealand also hopes to eliminate.
It was first detected on a South Island dairy farm in July 2017 and has subsequently been found on 250 properties across the country. It remains active on one farm.
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