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Researchers develop a faster method to identify Salmonella strains

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A method that promises to reduce by more than half the time it takes health officials to identify Salmonella strains has been developed by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

The finding is important because it promises to significantly speed up the response to many outbreaks of foodborne illness, allowing epidemiological investigators to "subtype" the exact strains of Salmonella that make people sick and to more quickly find—and eliminate—the source of the disease.

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