Jun 17, 2021
Rockefeller Foundation Funds Global Pathogen Sequencing With $20M, Forms Collaborations
GenomeWeb, Jun 10, 2021.
Fifty-nine labs around world handle the deadliest pathogens - only a quarter score high on safety
Lentzos F, Koblenz G. The Conversation, Jun 14, 2021.
NIH study suggests coronavirus may have been in U.S. as early as December 2019
Achenbach J. Washington Post, Jun 15, 2021.
Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats
GenomeWeb, Jun 16, 2021.
A Top Virologist in China, at Center of a Pandemic Storm, Speaks Out
Qin A, Buckley C. New York Times, Jun 14, 2021.
Sewage sleuths helped an Arizona town beat back Covid-19. For wastewater epidemiology, that's just the start
Molteni M. STAT, Jul 16, 2021.
CureVac, latest experimental coronavirus vaccine, proved just 47 percent effective amid spread of variants, preliminary analysis shows
Johnson CY. Washington Post, Jun 16, 2021.
Novavax Offers U.S. a Fourth Strong Covid-19 Vaccine
Zimmer C. New York Times, Jun 14, 2021.
A long-term perspective on immunity to COVID
Radbruch A, Chang HD. Nature, Jun 14, 2021.
Salmonella Genomics in Public Health and Food Safety.
Brown Eric W et al. EcoSal Plus 2021 6 eESP00082020
Rapid detection of human origin colistin-resistance genes mcr-1, mcr-3, mcr-8, mcr-10 in clinical fecal samples.
Hu Shuangfang et al. Archives of microbiology 2021 6
Development of a capture sequencing assay for enhanced detection and genotyping of tick-borne pathogens.
Jain Komal et al. Scientific reports 2021 6 (1) 12384
Utility of whole genome sequencing in assessing and enhancing partner notification of Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection.
Kong Ling Yuan et al. Sexually transmitted diseases 2021 6
A portable magnetofluidic platform for detecting sexually transmitted infections and antimicrobial susceptibility.
Trick Alexander Y et al. Science translational medicine 2021 5 (593)
Wastewater-based epidemiology for tracking COVID-19 trend and variants of concern in Ohio, United States
Ai Y, et al. medRxiv, Jun 10, 2021.
High throughput sequencing based detection of SARS-CoV-2 prevailing in wastewater of Pune, West India
Dharmadhikari T, et al. medRxiv, Jun 9, 2021.
Operationalizing a routine wastewater monitoring laboratory for SARS-CoV-2
Kantor RS, et al. medRxiv, Jun 9, 2021.
Molecular benchmarks of a SARS-CoV-2 epidemic.
Jonsson Hakon et al. Nature communications 2021 6 (1) 3633
Coupling freedom from disease principles and early warning from wastewater surveillance to improve health security
Larsen DA, et al. medRxiv, Jun 14, 2021.
Molecular evidence of SARS-CoV-2 in New York before the first pandemic wave.
Hernandez Matthew M et al. Nature communications 2021 6 (1) 3463
Rapid Increase of SARS-CoV-2 Variant B.1.1.7 Detected in Sewage Samples from England between October 2020 and January 2021.
Wilton Thomas et al. mSystems 2021 6 e0035321
Genomic Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 Variants Circulating in the United States, December 2020-May 2021.
Paul Prabasaj et al. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report 2021 6 (23) 846-850
SYMPTOMATIC SARS-CoV-2 INFECTIONS AFTER FULL SCHEDULE BNT162b2 VACCINATION IN SEROPOSITIVE HEALTHCARE WORKERS: A CASE SERIES FROM A SINGLE INSTITUTION.
Baj Andreina et al. Emerging microbes & infections 2021 6 1-6
RPAcan3990: an ultrasensitive recombinase polymerase assay to detect Angiostrongylus cantonensis DNA.
Sears William J et al. Journal of clinical microbiology 2021 6 JCM0118521
EPIDEMIOLOGY / OUTBREAKS / TRANSMISSION
Culture-independent genotyping revealed three strain clusters in a potential Neisseria gonorrhoeae outbreak in young heterosexuals (<25), the Netherlands, October 2017 to March 2019.
van der Veer Brian M J W et al. Sexually transmitted diseases 2021 6
A tale of two variants: Spread of SARS-CoV-2 variants Alpha in Geneva, Switzerland, and Beta in South Africa
Althaus CL, et al. medRxiv, Jun 15, 2021.
Second wave of COVID-19 in India could be predicted with genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 variants coupled with epidemiological data: A tool for future
Kumar A, et al. medRxiv, Jun 13, 2021.
Recurrent Dissemination of SARS-CoV-2 Through the Uruguayan-Brazilian Border.
Mir Daiana et al. Frontiers in microbiology 2021 6 653986
Retrospective screening of routine respiratory samples revealed undetected community transmission and missed intervention opportunities for SARS-CoV-2 in the United Kingdom.
Chappell Joseph G et al. The Journal of general virology 2021 6 (6)
Assessing the extent of community spread caused by mink-derived SARS-CoV-2 variants
Wang L, et al. Innovation, Jun 7, 2021.
An outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 with high mortality in mink (Neovison vison) on multiple Utah farms
Eckstrand C, et al. medRxiv, Jun 10, 2021.
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ANTIMICROBIALS / VACCINES / INTERVENTIONS
Impact of vaccination on new SARS-CoV-2 infections in the United Kingdom.
Pritchard Emma et al. Nature medicine 2021 6
SARS-CoV-2 Delta VOC in Scotland: demographics, risk of hospital admission, and vaccine effectiveness
Sheikh A, et al. Lancet, Jun 14, 2021.
Evidence for increased breakthrough rates of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern in BNT162b2-mRNA-vaccinated individuals.
Kustin Talia et al. Nature medicine 2021 6
Effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against hospital admission with the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant
Stowe J, et al. Public Health England, Jun 14,2021.
Safety, Immunogenicity, and Efficacy of a COVID-19 Vaccine (NVX-CoV2373) Co-administered With Seasonal Influenza Vaccines
Toback S, et al. medRxiv, Jun 13, 2021.
BNT162b2-elicited neutralization of B.1.617 and other SARS-CoV-2 variants.
Liu Jianying et al. Nature 2021 6
Spike D614G - A Candidate Vaccine Antigen Against Covid-19.
Koenig Paul-Albert et al. The New England journal of medicine 2021 6 (24) 2349-2351
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