Feb 25, 2021
How Deadly Is the U.K. Variant?
Walker M. MedPage Today, Feb 14, 2021.
California's coronavirus strain looks increasingly dangerous: 'The devil is already here'
Healy M. Los Angeles Times, Feb 23, 2021.
California coronavirus strain may be more infectious--and lethal
Wadman M. Science, Feb 23, 2021.
Report Outlines Strategy for Surveillance of Emerging Coronavirus Variants
Stephenson J. JAMA Network, Feb 23, 2021.
A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report
Mandavilli A. New York Times, Feb 24, 2021.
Global 'Force' to Track Viral Variants
GenomeWeb, Feb 23, 2021.
Superspreading drives the COVID pandemic--and could help to tame it
Lewis D. Nature, Feb 23, 2021.
FDA says Covid vaccines that target new variants won't need large clinical trials to win approval
Lovelace Jr B. CNBC, Feb 22, 2021.
Moderna ready to test version of Covid-19 vaccine aimed at worrisome variant
Garde D, Herper M. STAT, Feb 24, 2021.
EVOLUTION / ECOLOGY / POPULATIONS
Molecular characterization of invasive serogroup B Neisseria meningitidis isolates from Spain during 2015-2018: evolution of the vaccine antigen factor H binding protein (FHbp).
Abad Raquel et al. The Journal of infection 2021 Feb
Evolution and circulation of Yersinia pestis in the Northern Caspian and Northern Aral Sea regions in the 20th-21st centuries.
Eroshenko Galina A et al. PloS one 2021 2 (2) e0244615
Genomic diversity of Salmonella enterica - The UoWUCC 10K genomes project
Achtman Mark et al. Wellcome open research 2021 2 223
Population Biology and Comparative Genomics of Campylobacter Species.
Epping Lennard et al. Current topics in microbiology and immunology 2021 2 59-78
SARS-CoV-2 variant evolution in the United States: High accumulation of viral mutations over time likely through serial Founder Events and mutational bursts
Tasakis RN, et al. bioRxiv, Feb 19, 2021.
Predicting the zoonotic capacity of mammal species for SARS-CoV-2.
Fischhoff Ilya R et al. bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology 2021 2
Acquisition of the L452R mutation in the ACE2-binding interface of Spike protein triggers recent massive expansion of SARS-Cov-2 variants
Tchesnokova V, et al. bioRxiv, Feb 22, 2021.
One Year of SARS-CoV-2 Evolution
Wu A, et al. Cell Host Microbe, Feb 19, 2021.
Characterizing SARS-CoV-2 genome diversity circulating in South American countries: signatures of potentially emergent lineages?
Munoz M, et al. Int J Infect Dis, Feb 20, 2021.
Comparative genomics reveals early emergence and biased spatio-temporal distribution of SARS-CoV-2.
Chiara Matteo et al. Molecular biology and evolution 2021 2
Role of mutational reversions and fitness restoration in Zika virus spread to the Americas.
Liu Jianying et al. Nature communications 2021 1 (1) 595
Population bottlenecks and founder effects: implications for mosquito-borne arboviral emergence.
Weaver Scott C et al. Nature reviews. Microbiology 2021 1 (3) 184-195
A machine-learning approach to map landscape connectivity in Aedes aegypti with genetic and environmental data
Pless E, et al. PNAS March 2, 2021 118 (9) e2003201118
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Machine learning for microbial identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing on MALDI-TOF mass spectra: a systematic review.
Weis C V et al. Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2020 Oct (10) 1310-1317
Progress Report: Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS), Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), and Broad-Range Molecular Assays as Diagnostic Tools for Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO) Investigations in Adults.
Wright William F et al. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2021 Feb
A real-time multiplex PCR assay for detection of the causative agents of rat bite fever, Streptobacillus moniliformis and zoonoticStreptobacillus species.
Kelly Aubree J et al. Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease 2021 2 (2) 115335
Could mutations of SARS-CoV-2 suppress diagnostic detection?
Ascoli Carl A et al. Nature biotechnology 2021 2
Clinical and Laboratory Findings in Patients with Potential SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection, May-July 2020.
Lee James T et al. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2021 2
First Identified Cases of SARS-CoV-2 Variant B.1.1.7 in Minnesota--December 2020-January 2021
Firestone MJ, et al. MMWR, Feb 26, 2021.
Detection of B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 Variant Strain--Zambia, December 2020
Mwenda M, et al. MMWR, Feb 26, 2021.
High throughput detection and genetic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 using COVIDSeq next-generation sequencing.
Bhoyar Rahul C et al. PloS one 2021 2 (2) e0247115
Wastewater Monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 from Acute Care Hospitals Identifies Nosocomial Transmission and Outbreaks
Acosta N, et al. medRxiv, Feb 23, 2021.
Methodological Approach for Wastewater Based Epidemiological Studies for SARS-CoV-2
Kopperi H, et al. medRxiv, Feb 22, 2021.
An allele-specific primer extension assay to quantify the proportion of B.1.1.7-specific SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater
Graber TE, et al. medRxiv, Feb 23, 2021.
Rapid SARS-CoV-2 variants spread detected in France using specific RT-PCR testing
Haim-Boukobza S, et al. medRxiv, Feb 23, 2021.
Next-generation diagnostics: virus capture facilitates a sensitive viral diagnosis for epizootic and zoonotic pathogens including SARS-CoV-2.
Wylezich Claudia et al. Microbiome 2021 2 (1) 51
Endemic chikungunya fever in Kenyan children: a prospective cohort study.
Nyamwaya Doris K et al. BMC infectious diseases 2021 2 (1) 186
Human infection with Seoul orthohantavirus in Korea, 2019.
Kang Changmin et al. PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2021 2 (2) e0009168
Genomic investigation of atypical malaria cases in Kanel, northern Senegal.
Sy Mouhamad et al. Malaria journal 2021 2 (1) 103
From 18S to 28S rRNA Gene: An Improved Targeted Sarcocystidae PCR Amplification, Species Identification with Long DNA Sequences.
Lee Florence C H et al. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 2021 2
Molecular diagnosis of scabies using a novel probe-based polymerase chain reaction assay targeting high-copy number repetitive sequences in the Sarcoptes scabiei genome.
Chng Lena et al. PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2021 2 (2) e0009149
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