Participatory syndromic surveillance as a tool for tracking COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Author(s): Ayesha S Mahmud, Anir Chowdhury, Ramiz Uddin, Kawsar Hossain Sojib, Shayan Chowdhury, Md. Tanvir Quader, Sangita Paul, Md. Sheikh Saidy, Kenth Engo-Monsen, Caroline O BuckeeJournal: medRxiv September 2020
Limitations in laboratory diagnostic capacity and reporting delays have hampered efforts to mitigate and control the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019…

Genomic assessment of within-host population variation in Neisseria gonorrhoeae: Implications for gonorrhoea transmission

Author(s): Melinda M. Ashcroft, Eric P. F. Chow, Darren Y. J. Lee, Vesna De Petra, Maree Soumilas, Marlene Tschaepe, Lei Zhang, Danielle J. Ingle, George Taiaroa, Allison L Hicks, Yonatan H. Grad, Benjamin P. Howden, Christopher K. Fairley, Deborah A WilliamsonJournal: medRxiv August 2020
Mathematical modelling and genomic analyses are powerful methods for investigating the transmission dynamics of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, however, often make the…

Phylogenetic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in the Boston area highlights the role of recurrent importation and superspreading events.

Author(s): Lemieux J, Siddle KJ, Shaw BM, Loreth C, Schaffner S, 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 M, Chaluvadi S, Cusick C, Flowers K, Neumann A, Cerrato F, Farhat M, Slater D, Harris JB, Branda J, Hooper D, Gaeta JM, Baggett TP, O'Connell J, Gnirke A, Lieberman TD, Philippakis A, Burns M, Brown C, Luban J, Ryan ET, Turbett SE, LaRocque RC, Hanage WP, Gallagher G, Madoff LC, Smole S, Pierce VM, Rosenberg ES, Sabeti P, Park DJ, MacInnis BLJournal: medRxivPMID: 32869040 August 2020
SARS-CoV-2 has caused a severe, ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 in Massachusetts with 111,070 confirmed cases and 8,433 deaths as of…

Incorporating human mobility data improves forecasts of Dengue fever in Thailand

Author(s): Mathew V Kiang, Mauricio Santillana, Jarvis T Chen, Jukka-Pekka Onnela, Nancy Krieger, Kenth Engo-Monsen, Nattwut Ekapirat, Darin Areechokchai, Richard Maude, Caroline O BuckeeJournal: medRxiv July 2020
Over 390 million people worldwide are infected with dengue fever each year. In the absence of an effective vaccine for…

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, Stacey B GabrielJournal: medRxiv July 2020
Transmission of COVID-19 from people without symptoms poses considerable challenges to public health containment measures. The distribution of viral loads…