microbial forensics

Main Entry:  microbial forensics
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a scientific field using biochemical clues to track a germ weapon to its source
Example:  Microbial forensics combines principles of public health epidemiology and law enforcement to identify patterns in a disease outbreak, determine which pathogen may be involved, and trace the organism to its source.
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