Mar 4, 2021
The Secret Life of a Coronavirus
Zimmer C. New York Times, Feb 26, 2021.
Hackers Break Into 'Biochemical Systems' At Oxford University Lab Studying Covid-19
Brewster T. Forbes, Feb 25, 2021.
Where did COVID come from? Five mysteries that remain
Mallapaty S. Nature, Feb 26, 2021.
The search for animals harbouring coronavirus -- and why it matters
Mallapaty S. Nature, Mar 2, 2021.
The short-term, middle-term, and long-term future of the coronavirus
Joseaph A, Branswell H. STAT, Mar 4, 2021.
Brazil's Covid Crisis Is a Warning to the Whole World, Scientists Say
Andreoni M, et al. New York Times, Mar 3, 2021.
Virus Variant in Brazil Infected Many Who Had Already Recovered From Covid-19
Zimmer C. New York Times, Mar 1, 2021.
'Everything Seems So Tenuous': Variants Threaten N.Y.C.'s Progress on Virus
Otterman S. New York Times, Feb 25, 2021.
Why Virus Variants Have Such Weird Names
Mandavilli A, Mueller B. New York Times, Mar 2, 2021.
Massive Google-funded COVID database will track variants and immunity
Maxmen A. Nature, Feb 24, 2021.
MDH Tracking 14 COVID 'Vaccine Breakthrough Cases'; All Had Mild Or No Symptoms
Raddatz K. CBS Minnesota, Mar 3, 2021.
EVENTS / TRAINING / WEB RESOURCES
Visualisation tools to help understand SARS-CoV-2 mutations
(blog post) COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (COG-UK)
COG-UK Mutation Explorer
(website) COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK), last updated Feb 25, 2021.
An interactive website tracking COVID-19 vaccine development
Shrotri M, et al. Lancet Global Health, Mar 2, 2021.
COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker
LSHTM Vaccine Centre, last update Mar 1, 2021.
The Predictive Power of Poop: COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance to Inform Public Health Decisions in Colorado
(webinar) GenomeWeb, Mar 16, 2021, 1:00 pm EDT.
EVOLUTION / ECOLOGY / POPULATIONS
Population Genomic Analysis of Listeria monocytogenes From Food Reveals Substrate-Specific Genome Variation
Bechtel Tyler D et al. Frontiers in microbiology 2021 2 620033
A Novel SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern, B.1.526, Identified in New York
Annavajhala MK, et al. medRxiv, Feb 25, 2021.
Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in domestic cats imposes a narrow bottleneck.
Braun Katarina M et al. PLoS pathogens 2021 2 (2) e1009373
Pervasive transmission of E484K and emergence of VUI-NP13L with evidence of SARS-CoV-2 co-infection events by two different lineages in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Francisco Ronaldo da Silva et al. Virus research 2021 2 198345
Sequence Analysis of 20,453 SARS-CoV-2 Genomes from the Houston Metropolitan Area Identifies the Emergence and Widespread Distribution of Multiple Isolates of All Major Variants of Concern
Long SW, et al. medRxiv, Mar 2, 2021.
Early genomic detection of SARS-CoV-2 P.1 variant in Northeast Brazil
Tosta S, et al. medRxiv, Mar 1, 2021.
Persistent SARS-CoV-2 infection and increasing viral variants in children and young adults with impaired humoral immunity
Truong TT, et al. medRxiv, Mar 3, 2021.
Introductions and evolutions of SARS-CoV-2 strains in Japan
Tokumasu R, et al. medRxiv, Mar 2, 2021.
SARS-CoV-2 Sequence Characteristics of COVID-19 Persistence and Reinfection
Choudhary MC, et al. medRxiv, Mar 3, 2021.
Genomics and epidemiology of a novel SARS-CoV-2 lineage in Manaus, Brazil
Faria NR, et al. medRxiv, Mar 3, 2021.
Epidemiology and evolution of Zika virus in Minas Gerais, Southeast Brazil.
Iani Felipe C M et al. Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases 2021 3 104785
Genomic characterization of 99 viruses from the bunyavirus families Nairoviridae, Peribunyaviridae, and Phenuiviridae, including 35 previously unsequenced viruses.
Kapuscinski Marylee L et al. PLoS pathogens 2021 3 (3) e1009315
Molecular epidemiological characteristics of echovirus 6 in mainland China: extensive circulation of genotype F from 2007 to 2018.
Cheng Wenjun et al. Archives of virology 2021 2
New genotype invasion of dengue virus serotype 1 drove massive outbreak in Guangzhou, China.
Ma Mengmeng et al. Parasites & vectors 2021 3 (1) 126
Evolutionary analyses of the major variant surface antigen-encoding genes reveal population structure of Plasmodium falciparum within and between continents.
Tonkin-Hill Gerry et al. PLoS genetics 2021 2 (2) e1009269
The influence of roads on the fine-scale population genetic structure of the dengue vector Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus).
Regilme Maria Angenica F et al. PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2021 2 (2) e0009139
Genomic surveillance and improved molecular typing of Bordetella pertussis using wgMLST
Weigand Michael R et al. Journal of clinical microbiology 2021 2
Detection of Tick-borne Bacteria from Whole Blood Using 16S Ribosomal RNA Gene PCR Followed by Next-Generation Sequencing.
Rodino Kyle G et al. Journal of clinical microbiology 2021 2
A review of the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater and airborne particulates and its use for virus spreading surveillance.
Anand Uttpal et al. Environmental research 2021 3 110929
In silico detection of SARS-CoV-2 specific B-cell epitopes and validation in ELISA for serological diagnosis of COVID-19.
Phan Isabelle Q et al. Scientific reports 2021 2 (1) 4290
RT-qPCR assay for detection of British (B.1.1.7) and South Africa (B.1.351) variants of SARS-CoV-2
Yaniv K, et al. medRxiv, Mar 1, 2021.
SARS-CoV-2 Total and Subgenomic RNA Viral Load in Hospitalized Patients
Dimcheff DE, et al. medRxiv, Mar 1, 2021.
First Identified Cases of SARS-CoV-2 Variant P.1 in the United States -- Minnesota, January 2021
Firestone MJ, et al. MMWR, Mar 3, 2021.
SARS-CoV-2 Early Screening at the Point of Entry: Travelers From Bangladesh to Italy-July 2020.
Rueca Martina et al. Frontiers in genetics 2021 2 625607
High-Throughput Wastewater SARS-CoV-2 Detection Enables Forecasting of Community Infection Dynamics in San Diego County.
Karthikeyan Smruthi et al. mSystems 2021 3 (2)
Persistent SARS-CoV-2 RNA Shedding without Evidence of Infectiousness: A Cohort Study of Individuals with COVID-19.
Owusu Daniel et al. The Journal of infectious diseases 2021 3
SARS-CoV-2 detection and genomic sequencing from hospital surface samples collected at UC Davis
Coil DA, et al. medRxiv, Feb 24, 2021.
A Metagenomic Analysis of Mosquito Virome Collected From Different Animal Farms at Yunnan-Myanmar Border of China.
Hameed Muddassar et al. Frontiers in microbiology 2021 2 591478
Co-Infections: Simultaneous Detections of West Nile Virus and Usutu Virus in Birds from Germany.
Santos Pauline Dianne et al. Transboundary and emerging diseases 2021 3
Concordance of genotypic resistance interpretation algorithms in HIV-1 infected patients: An exploratory analysis in Greece.
Kantzanou Maria et al. Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology 2021 3 104779
Reassortant Cache Valley virus associated with acute febrile, non-neurologic illness, Missouri.
Baker Molly et al. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2021 2
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EPIDEMIOLOGY / OUTBREAKS / TRANSMISSION
Hospital-acquired Legionella Pneumonia Outbreak at an Academic Medical Center: Lessons Learned.
Kessler Michael A et al. American journal of infection control 2021 2
A statewide analysis of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in New York
Lasek-Nesselquist E, et al. medRxiv, Feb 27, 2021.
Utility of whole genome sequencing during an investigation of multiple foodborne outbreaks of Shigella sonnei
Mikhail AF, et al. Epidemiol Infect, Mar 1, 2021.
Autochthonous and Travel Acquired Hepatitis E Virus in Australia.
O'Keefe Jacinta et al. Frontiers in microbiology 2021 2 640325
Genomic epidemiology identifies emergence and rapid transmission of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 in the United States.
Washington Nicole L et al. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences 2021 2
High prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in care homes affected by COVID-19: Prospective cohort study, England.
Ladhani Shamez N et al. EClinicalMedicine 2020 11 100597
Genomic epidemiology of COVID-19 in care homes in the East of England.
Hamilton William L et al. eLife 2021 3
Estimated transmissibility and impact of SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7 in England
Davies NG, et al. Science, Mar 3, 2021.
Estimation of secondary household attack rates for emergent SARS-CoV-2 variants detected by genomic surveillance at a community-based testing site in San Francisco
Peng J, et al. medRxiv, Mar 3, 2021.
Travel from the United Kingdom to the United States by a Symptomatic Patient Infected with the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 Variant --Texas, January 2021
Ojelade M, et al. MMWR, Mar 3, 2021.
Investigation of intra-hospital SARS-CoV-2 transmission using nanopore whole genome sequencing.
Løvestad Alexander Hesselberg et al. The Journal of hospital infection 2021 3
SARS-CoV-2 genetic diversity in Venezuela: Predominance of D614G variants and analysis of one outbreak.
Loureiro Carmen L et al. PloS one 2021 2 (2) e0247196
Novel Mutation of SARS-CoV-2, Vietnam, July 2020.
Phuong Hoang Vu Mai et al. Emerging infectious diseases 2021 3 (5)
Outbreak of hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections associated with a cardiology clinic, West Virginia, 2012-2014.
Tressler Stacy R et al. Infection control and hospital epidemiology 2021 3 1-6