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From: Perceived utility and feasibility of pathogen genomics for public health practice: a survey among public health professionals working in the field of infectious diseases, Belgium, 2019

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Enthusiasm of participants regarding the use of pathogen genomics for public health practice according to level of expertise in the field of pathogen genomics, Belgium, 2019. Subgroups: (i) High (n=32) (indicated ‘Very familiar’ and currently generating or using NGS data or continuing education in the field of genomics or professional experience in the field of genomics), (ii) Middle (n=51) (indicated ‘Somewhat familiar’ and having followed training in the field of genomics), and (iii) Low (n=52) (indicated ‘Not at all familiar’ or indicated ‘Somewhat familiar’ and having never followed training in the field of genomics). Categories: (i) ‘Very enthusiastic – we should be using genomics now’, (ii) ‘Neutral – I do not have an opinion on genomics in public health’, (iii) ‘Skeptical – genomics may be useful for research purposes, but I do not see clear applications and/or an added value for public health’, (iv) ‘It’s all a hype – genomics has not proven itself to be more useful than the conventional methods, we should not invest resources/time in genomics’, and (v) ‘I don’t know – I don’t know enough of the topic to be able to give an opinion’

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