A simpler model to help understand the source of Campylobacter infection has been developed by researchers.

The team compared the asymmetric island model which uses genetic data and evolutionary processes to a newly developed genetic-free model with results published in the Journal of the Royal Society.

Modeling the epidemiological data and genetic information of microbial isolates from cases provides a methodology for tracing the source of infection. Currently, scientists use a range of models to help distinguish between different animal sources of human infection.

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