The role of interspecies recombinations in the evolution of antibiotic resistant pneumococci.

Author(s): D’Aeth JC, van der Linden MPG, McGee L, de Lencastre H, Turner P, Song JH, Lo SW, Gladstone RA, Sá-Leão R, Ko KS, Hanage WP, Breiman RF, Beall B, Bentley SD, Croucher NJ, GPS Consortium.Journal: ElifePMID: 34259624 July 2021
Multidrug-resistant emerge through the modification of core genome loci through short inter-species homologous recombinations and acquisition of gene cassettes. Both…

Combining genomic and epidemiological data to compare the transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2 lineages.

Author(s): Petrone ME, Rothman JE, Breban MI, Ott IM, Russell A, Lasek-Nesselquist E, Kelly K, Omerza G, Renzette N, Watkins AE, Kalinich CC, Alpert T, Brito AF, Earnest R, Tikhonova IR, Castaldi C, Kelly JP, Shudt M, Plitnick J, Schneider E, Murphy S, Neal C, Laszlo E, Altajar A, Pearson C, Muyombwe A, Downing R, Razeq J, Niccolai L, Wilson MS, Anderson ML, Wang J, Liu C, Hui P, Mane S, Taylor BP, Hanage WP, Landry ML, Peaper DR, Bilguvar K, Fauver JR, Vogels CBF, Gardner LM, Pitzer VE, George KS, Adams MD, Grubaugh NDJournal: medRxivPMID: 34230938 July 2021
Emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants have shaped the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health discourse around effective control…

Wastewater surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 across 40 U.S. states from February to June 2020.

Author(s): Wu F, Xiao A, Zhang J, Moniz K, Endo N, Armas F, Bushman M, Chai PR, Duvallet C, Erickson TB, Foppe K, Ghaeli N, Gu X, Hanage WP, Huang KH, Lee WL, McElroy KA, Rhode SF, Matus M, Wuertz S, Thompson J, Alm EJJournal: Water Res.PMID: 34274898 July 2021
Wastewater-based disease surveillance is a promising approach for monitoring community outbreaks. Here we describe a nationwide campaign to monitor SARS-CoV-2…

Metrics to relate COVID-19 wastewater data to clinical testing dynamics.

Author(s): Xiao A, Wu F, Bushman M, Zhang J, Imakaev M, Chai PR, Duvallet C, Endo N, Erickson TB, Armas F, Arnold B, Chen H, Chandra F, Ghaeli N, Gu X, Hanage WP, Lee WL, Matus M, McElroy KA, Moniz K, Rhode SF, Thompson J, Alm EJJournal: medRxivPMID: 34159339 June 2021
Wastewater surveillance has emerged as a useful tool in the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While wastewater surveillance…