Viral factors in influenza pandemic risk assessment.

Author(s): Lipsitch M, Barclay W, Raman R, Russell CJ, Belser JA, Cobey S, Kasson PM, Lloyd-Smith JO, Maurer-Stroh S, Riley S, Beauchemin CA, Bedford T, Friedrich TC, Handel A, Herfst S, Murcia PR, Roche B, Wilke CO, Russell CAJournal: ElifePMID: 27834632 November 2016
The threat of an influenza A virus pandemic stems from continual virus spillovers from reservoir species, a tiny fraction of…

Selective and genetic constraints on pneumococcal serotype switching.

Author(s): Croucher NJ, Kagedan L, Thompson CM, Parkhill J, Bentley SD, Finkelstein JA, Lipsitch M, Hanage WPJournal: PLoS GenetPMID: 25826208 March 2015
Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates typically express one of over 90 immunologically distinguishable polysaccharide capsules (serotypes), which can be classified into "serogroups"…

Improving pandemic influenza risk assessment.

Author(s): Russell CA, Kasson PM, Donis RO, Riley S, Dunbar J, Rambaut A, Asher J, Burke S, Davis CT, Garten RJ, Gnanakaran S, Hay SI, Herfst S, Lewis NS, Lloyd-Smith JO, Macken CA, Maurer-Stroh S, Neuhaus E, Parrish CR, Pepin KM, Shepard SS, Smith DL, Suarez DL, Trock SC, Widdowson MA, George DB, Lipsitch M, Bloom JDJournal: ElifePMID: 25321142 October 2014
Assessing the pandemic risk posed by specific non-human influenza A viruses is an important goal in public health research. As…