Phylogenetic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in Boston highlights the impact of superspreading events.

Author(s): Lemieux JE, Siddle KJ, Shaw BM, Loreth C, Schaffner SF, Gladden-Young A, Adams G, Fink T, Tomkins-Tinch CH, Krasilnikova LA, Deruff KC, Rudy M, Bauer MR, Lagerborg KA, Normandin E, Chapman SB, Reilly SK, Anahtar MN, Lin AE, Carter A, Myhrvold C, Kemball ME, Chaluvadi S, Cusick C, Flowers K, Neumann A, Cerrato F, Farhat M, Slater D, Harris JB, Branda JA, Hooper D, Gaeta JM, Baggett TP, O'Connell J, Gnirke A, Lieberman TD, Philippakis A, Burns M, Brown CM, Luban J, Ryan ET, Turbett SE, LaRocque RC, Hanage WP, Gallagher GR, Madoff LC, Smole S, Pierce VM, Rosenberg E, Sabeti PC, Park DJ, MacInnis BLJournal: SciencePMID: 33303686 December 2020
Analysis of 772 complete SARS-CoV-2 genomes from early in the Boston area epidemic revealed numerous introductions of the virus, a…

Comparison of viral levels in individuals with or without symptoms at time of COVID-19 testing among 32,480 residents and staff of nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Massachusetts

Author(s): Niall J Lennon, Roby P Bhattacharyya, Michael J Mina, Heidi L Rehm, Deborah T Hung, Sandra Smole, Ann Woolley, Eric S Lander, Bhattacharyya RP, Gabriel SB, Hung DT, Lander ES, Lennon NJ, Mina MJ, Rehm HL, Smole S, Woolley AJournal: medRxiv July 2020
Transmission of COVID-19 from people without symptoms poses considerable challenges to public health containment measures. The distribution of viral loads…

Combining genomics and epidemiology to track mumps virus transmission in the United States.

Author(s): Wohl S, Metsky HC, Schaffner SF, Piantadosi A, Burns M, Lewnard JA, Chak B, Krasilnikova LA, Siddle KJ, Matranga CB, Bankamp B, Hennigan S, Sabina B, Byrne EH, McNall RJ, Shah RR, Qu J, Park DJ, Gharib S, Fitzgerald S, Barreira P, Fleming S, Lett S, Rota PA, Madoff LC, Yozwiak NL, MacInnis BL, Smole S, Grad YH, Sabeti PCJournal: PLoS BiolPMID: 32045407 February 2020
Unusually large outbreaks of mumps across the United States in 2016 and 2017 raised questions about the extent of mumps…