Practical considerations for measuring the effective reproductive number, Rt.

Author(s): Gostic KM, McGough L, Baskerville E, Abbott S, Joshi K, Tedijanto C, Kahn R, Niehus R, Hay JA, De Salazar PM, Hellewell J, Meakin S, Munday J, Bosse N, Sherratt K, Thompson RM, White LF, Huisman J, Scire J, Bonhoeffer S, Stadler T, Wallinga J, Funk S, Lipsitch M, Cobey SJournal: medRxivPMID: 32607522 June 2020
Estimation of the effective reproductive number, R , is important for detecting changes in disease transmission over time. During the…

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…

Burden of influenza-associated outpatient influenza-like illness consultations in China, 2006-2015: A population-based study.

Author(s): Feng L, Feng S, Chen T, Yang J, Lau YC, Peng Z, Li L, Wang X, Wong JYT, Qin Y, Bond HS, Zhang J, Fang VJ, Zheng J, Wu P, Jiang H, He Y, Cowling BJ, Yu H, Shu Y, Lau EHYJournal: Influenza Other Respir VirusesPMID: 31872547 December 2019
Human influenza virus infections cause a considerable burden of morbidity and mortality worldwide each year. Understanding regional influenza-associated outpatient burden…