Job vacancies at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(12). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.12.2103251.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33769249 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.12.2103251 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Healthcare workers' knowledge, attitudes and behaviours with respect to antibiotics, antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance across 30 EU/EEA countries in 2019
ConclusionIt is important to move from raising awareness about prudent antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance among healthcare workers to designing antimicrobial stewardship interventions aimed at changing relevant behaviours.PMID:33769250 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.12.1900633 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Diane Ashiru-Oredope Susan Hopkins Sagar Vasandani Eno Umoh Olaolu Oloyede Andrea Nilsson John Kinsman Linda Elsert Dominique L Monnet #ECDCAntibioticSurvey Project Advisory Group Source Type: research

Detection of SARS-CoV-2 lineage P.1 in patients from a region with exponentially increasing hospitalisation rate, February 2021, Rio Grande do Sul, Southern Brazil
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(12). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.12.2100276.ABSTRACTThe emergence of SARS-CoV-2 P.1 lineage coincided with a surge in hospitalisations in the North region of Brazil. In the South region's Rio Grande do Sul state, severe COVID-19 case numbers rose 3.8 fold in February 2021. During that month, at a COVID-19 referral hospital in this state, whole-genome sequencing of a subset of cases' specimens (n = 27) revealed P.1 lineage SARS-CoV-2 in most (n = 24). Findings raise concerns regarding a possible association between lineage P.1 and rapid case and hospitalisation increases.PMID:33769251 | DOI:...
Source: Euro Surveill - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Andreza Francisco Martins Alexandre Prehn Zavascki Priscila Lamb Wink Fabiana Caroline Zempulski Volpato Francielle Liz Monteiro Cl évia Rosset Fernanda De-Paris Álvaro Krüger Ramos Afonso Lu ís Barth Source Type: research

Robust antibody responses in 70-80-year-olds 3 weeks after the first or second doses of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, United Kingdom, January to February 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(12). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.12.2100329.ABSTRACTSera were collected from 185 adults aged ≥ 70 years in London to evaluate the immune response to COVID-19 vaccines. A single dose of Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine resulted in> 94% seropositivity after 3 weeks in naïve individuals using the Roche Spike antibody assay, while two doses produced very high spike antibody levels, significantly higher than convalescent sera from mild-to-moderate PCR-confirmed adult cases. Our findings support the United Kingdom's approach of prioritising the first dose and delaying the second dose of COVID-1...
Source: Euro Surveill - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sathyavani Subbarao Lenesha A Warrener Katja Hoschler Keith R Perry Justin Shute Heather Whitaker Michelle O'Brien Frances Baawuah Paul Moss Helen Parry Shamez N Ladhani Mary E Ramsay Kevin E Brown Gayatri Amirthalingam Source Type: research

Job vacancies at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11):2103182. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103182.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33739252 | PMC:PMC7976382 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103182 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

World Tuberculosis Day 2021: keeping an eye on the 2030 target
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11):2103181. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103181.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33739253 | PMC:PMC7976384 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103181 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Case fatality risk of the SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern B.1.1.7 in England, 16 November to 5 February
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11):2100256. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2100256.ABSTRACTThe SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant of concern (VOC) is increasing in prevalence across Europe. Accurate estimation of disease severity associated with this VOC is critical for pandemic planning. We found increased risk of death for VOC compared with non-VOC cases in England (hazard ratio: 1.67; 95% confidence interval: 1.34-2.09; p
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Daniel J Grint Kevin Wing Elizabeth Williamson Helen I McDonald Krishnan Bhaskaran David Evans Stephen Jw Evans Alex J Walker George Hickman Emily Nightingale Anna Schultze Christopher T Rentsch Chris Bates Jonathan Cockburn Helen J Curtis Caroline E Mort Source Type: research

The impact of social and physical distancing measures on COVID-19 activity in England: findings from a multi-tiered surveillance system
ConclusionThe impact of SPDM on COVID-19 activity was detectable within 1 week through community surveillance indicators, highlighting their importance in early detection of changes in activity. Community swabbing surveillance may be increasingly important as a specific indicator, should circulation of seasonal respiratory viruses increase.PMID:33739255 | PMC:PMC7976385 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2001062 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jamie Lopez Bernal Mary A Sinnathamby Suzanne Elgohari Hongxin Zhao Chinelo Obi Laura Coughlan Vasileios Lampos Ruth Simmons Elise Tessier Helen Campbell Suzanna McDonald Joanna Ellis Helen Hughes Gillian Smith Mark Joy Manasa Tripathy Rachel Byford Filip Source Type: research

Very little influenza in the WHO European Region during the 2020/21 season, weeks  40 2020 to 8 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11):2100221. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2100221.ABSTRACTBetween weeks 40 2020 and 8 2021, the World Health Organization European Region experienced a 99.8% reduction in sentinel influenza virus positive detections (33/25,606 tested; 0.1%) relative to an average of 14,966/39,407 (38.0%; p
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Cornelia Adlhoch Piers Mook Favelle Lamb Lisa Ferland Angeliki Melidou Andrew J Amato-Gauci Richard Pebody European Influenza Surveillance Network Source Type: research

Paediatric tuberculosis during universal and selective < em > Bacillus < /em > Calmette-Gu érin vaccination policy: a nationwide population-based retrospective study, Finland, 1995-2015
DiscussionPaediatric TB cases in Finland were concentrated in families with migrant background from high-TB incidence countries. The native TB morbidity in under 5-year-olds did not increase after the BCG policy revision, suggesting that selective vaccinations can prevent TB in the most vulnerable age group in low-incidence settings. Second-generation migrants under 15 years in Finland with high TB risk are probably increasing.PMID:33739257 | PMC:PMC7976386 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.1900711 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Antti Kontturi Satu Kekom äki Hanna Soini Jukka Ollgren Eeva Salo Source Type: research

Job vacancies at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11):2103182. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103182.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33739252 | PMC:PMC7976382 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103182 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

World Tuberculosis Day 2021: keeping an eye on the 2030 target
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11):2103181. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103181.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33739253 | PMC:PMC7976384 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103181 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Case fatality risk of the SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern B.1.1.7 in England, 16 November to 5 February
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11):2100256. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2100256.ABSTRACTThe SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant of concern (VOC) is increasing in prevalence across Europe. Accurate estimation of disease severity associated with this VOC is critical for pandemic planning. We found increased risk of death for VOC compared with non-VOC cases in England (hazard ratio: 1.67; 95% confidence interval: 1.34-2.09; p
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Daniel J Grint Kevin Wing Elizabeth Williamson Helen I McDonald Krishnan Bhaskaran David Evans Stephen Jw Evans Alex J Walker George Hickman Emily Nightingale Anna Schultze Christopher T Rentsch Chris Bates Jonathan Cockburn Helen J Curtis Caroline E Mort Source Type: research

The impact of social and physical distancing measures on COVID-19 activity in England: findings from a multi-tiered surveillance system
ConclusionThe impact of SPDM on COVID-19 activity was detectable within 1 week through community surveillance indicators, highlighting their importance in early detection of changes in activity. Community swabbing surveillance may be increasingly important as a specific indicator, should circulation of seasonal respiratory viruses increase.PMID:33739255 | PMC:PMC7976385 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2001062 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jamie Lopez Bernal Mary A Sinnathamby Suzanne Elgohari Hongxin Zhao Chinelo Obi Laura Coughlan Vasileios Lampos Ruth Simmons Elise Tessier Helen Campbell Suzanna McDonald Joanna Ellis Helen Hughes Gillian Smith Mark Joy Manasa Tripathy Rachel Byford Filip Source Type: research

Very little influenza in the WHO European Region during the 2020/21 season, weeks  40 2020 to 8 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11):2100221. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2100221.ABSTRACTBetween weeks 40 2020 and 8 2021, the World Health Organization European Region experienced a 99.8% reduction in sentinel influenza virus positive detections (33/25,606 tested; 0.1%) relative to an average of 14,966/39,407 (38.0%; p
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Cornelia Adlhoch Piers Mook Favelle Lamb Lisa Ferland Angeliki Melidou Andrew J Amato-Gauci Richard Pebody European Influenza Surveillance Network Source Type: research

Paediatric tuberculosis during universal and selective < em > Bacillus < /em > Calmette-Gu érin vaccination policy: a nationwide population-based retrospective study, Finland, 1995-2015
DiscussionPaediatric TB cases in Finland were concentrated in families with migrant background from high-TB incidence countries. The native TB morbidity in under 5-year-olds did not increase after the BCG policy revision, suggesting that selective vaccinations can prevent TB in the most vulnerable age group in low-incidence settings. Second-generation migrants under 15 years in Finland with high TB risk are probably increasing.PMID:33739257 | PMC:PMC7976386 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.1900711 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Antti Kontturi Satu Kekom äki Hanna Soini Jukka Ollgren Eeva Salo Source Type: research

Job vacancies at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103182.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33739252 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103182 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

World Tuberculosis Day 2021: keeping an eye on the 2030 target
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103181.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33739253 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103181 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Case fatality risk of the SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern B.1.1.7 in England, 16 November to 5 February
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2100256.ABSTRACTThe SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant of concern (VOC) is increasing in prevalence across Europe. Accurate estimation of disease severity associated with this VOC is critical for pandemic planning. We found increased risk of death for VOC compared with non-VOC cases in England (hazard ratio: 1.67; 95% confidence interval: 1.34-2.09; p
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Daniel J Grint Kevin Wing Elizabeth Williamson Helen I McDonald Krishnan Bhaskaran David Evans Stephen Jw Evans Alex J Walker George Hickman Emily Nightingale Anna Schultze Christopher T Rentsch Chris Bates Jonathan Cockburn Helen J Curtis Caroline E Mort Source Type: research

The impact of social and physical distancing measures on COVID-19 activity in England: findings from a multi-tiered surveillance system
ConclusionThe impact of SPDM on COVID-19 activity was detectable within 1 week through community surveillance indicators, highlighting their importance in early detection of changes in activity. Community swabbing surveillance may be increasingly important as a specific indicator, should circulation of seasonal respiratory viruses increase.PMID:33739255 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2001062 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jamie Lopez Bernal Mary A Sinnathamby Suzanne Elgohari Hongxin Zhao Chinelo Obi Laura Coughlan Vasileios Lampos Ruth Simmons Elise Tessier Helen Campbell Suzanna McDonald Joanna Ellis Helen Hughes Gillian Smith Mark Joy Manasa Tripathy Rachel Byford Filip Source Type: research

Very little influenza in the WHO European Region during the 2020/21 season, weeks  40 2020 to 8 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2100221.ABSTRACTBetween weeks 40 2020 and 8 2021, the World Health Organization European Region experienced a 99.8% reduction in sentinel influenza virus positive detections (33/25,606 tested; 0.1%) relative to an average of 14,966/39,407 (38.0%; p
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Cornelia Adlhoch Piers Mook Favelle Lamb Lisa Ferland Angeliki Melidou Andrew J Amato-Gauci Richard Pebody European Influenza Surveillance Network Source Type: research

Paediatric tuberculosis during universal and selective < em > Bacillus < /em > Calmette-Gu érin vaccination policy: a nationwide population-based retrospective study, Finland, 1995-2015
DiscussionPaediatric TB cases in Finland were concentrated in families with migrant background from high-TB incidence countries. The native TB morbidity in under 5-year-olds did not increase after the BCG policy revision, suggesting that selective vaccinations can prevent TB in the most vulnerable age group in low-incidence settings. Second-generation migrants under 15 years in Finland with high TB risk are probably increasing.PMID:33739257 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.1900711 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Antti Kontturi Satu Kekom äki Hanna Soini Jukka Ollgren Eeva Salo Source Type: research

Job vacancies at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103182.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33739252 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103182 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

World Tuberculosis Day 2021: keeping an eye on the 2030 target
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103181.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33739253 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103181 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Case fatality risk of the SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern B.1.1.7 in England, 16 November to 5 February
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2100256.ABSTRACTThe SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant of concern (VOC) is increasing in prevalence across Europe. Accurate estimation of disease severity associated with this VOC is critical for pandemic planning. We found increased risk of death for VOC compared with non-VOC cases in England (hazard ratio: 1.67; 95% confidence interval: 1.34-2.09; p
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Daniel J Grint Kevin Wing Elizabeth Williamson Helen I McDonald Krishnan Bhaskaran David Evans Stephen Jw Evans Alex J Walker George Hickman Emily Nightingale Anna Schultze Christopher T Rentsch Chris Bates Jonathan Cockburn Helen J Curtis Caroline E Mort Source Type: research

The impact of social and physical distancing measures on COVID-19 activity in England: findings from a multi-tiered surveillance system
ConclusionThe impact of SPDM on COVID-19 activity was detectable within 1 week through community surveillance indicators, highlighting their importance in early detection of changes in activity. Community swabbing surveillance may be increasingly important as a specific indicator, should circulation of seasonal respiratory viruses increase.PMID:33739255 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2001062 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jamie Lopez Bernal Mary A Sinnathamby Suzanne Elgohari Hongxin Zhao Chinelo Obi Laura Coughlan Vasileios Lampos Ruth Simmons Elise Tessier Helen Campbell Suzanna McDonald Joanna Ellis Helen Hughes Gillian Smith Mark Joy Manasa Tripathy Rachel Byford Filip Source Type: research

Very little influenza in the WHO European Region during the 2020/21 season, weeks  40 2020 to 8 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2100221.ABSTRACTBetween weeks 40 2020 and 8 2021, the World Health Organization European Region experienced a 99.8% reduction in sentinel influenza virus positive detections (33/25,606 tested; 0.1%) relative to an average of 14,966/39,407 (38.0%; p
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Cornelia Adlhoch Piers Mook Favelle Lamb Lisa Ferland Angeliki Melidou Andrew J Amato-Gauci Richard Pebody European Influenza Surveillance Network Source Type: research

Paediatric tuberculosis during universal and selective < em > Bacillus < /em > Calmette-Gu érin vaccination policy: a nationwide population-based retrospective study, Finland, 1995-2015
DiscussionPaediatric TB cases in Finland were concentrated in families with migrant background from high-TB incidence countries. The native TB morbidity in under 5-year-olds did not increase after the BCG policy revision, suggesting that selective vaccinations can prevent TB in the most vulnerable age group in low-incidence settings. Second-generation migrants under 15 years in Finland with high TB risk are probably increasing.PMID:33739257 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.1900711 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Antti Kontturi Satu Kekom äki Hanna Soini Jukka Ollgren Eeva Salo Source Type: research

Job vacancies at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103182.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33739252 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103182 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

World Tuberculosis Day 2021: keeping an eye on the 2030 target
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103181.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33739253 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103181 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Case fatality risk of the SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern B.1.1.7 in England, 16 November to 5 February
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2100256.ABSTRACTThe SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant of concern (VOC) is increasing in prevalence across Europe. Accurate estimation of disease severity associated with this VOC is critical for pandemic planning. We found increased risk of death for VOC compared with non-VOC cases in England (hazard ratio: 1.67; 95% confidence interval: 1.34-2.09; p
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Daniel J Grint Kevin Wing Elizabeth Williamson Helen I McDonald Krishnan Bhaskaran David Evans Stephen Jw Evans Alex J Walker George Hickman Emily Nightingale Anna Schultze Christopher T Rentsch Chris Bates Jonathan Cockburn Helen J Curtis Caroline E Mort Source Type: research

The impact of social and physical distancing measures on COVID-19 activity in England: findings from a multi-tiered surveillance system
ConclusionThe impact of SPDM on COVID-19 activity was detectable within 1 week through community surveillance indicators, highlighting their importance in early detection of changes in activity. Community swabbing surveillance may be increasingly important as a specific indicator, should circulation of seasonal respiratory viruses increase.PMID:33739255 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2001062 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jamie Lopez Bernal Mary A Sinnathamby Suzanne Elgohari Hongxin Zhao Chinelo Obi Laura Coughlan Vasileios Lampos Ruth Simmons Elise Tessier Helen Campbell Suzanna McDonald Joanna Ellis Helen Hughes Gillian Smith Mark Joy Manasa Tripathy Rachel Byford Filip Source Type: research

Very little influenza in the WHO European Region during the 2020/21 season, weeks  40 2020 to 8 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2100221.ABSTRACTBetween weeks 40 2020 and 8 2021, the World Health Organization European Region experienced a 99.8% reduction in sentinel influenza virus positive detections (33/25,606 tested; 0.1%) relative to an average of 14,966/39,407 (38.0%; p
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Cornelia Adlhoch Piers Mook Favelle Lamb Lisa Ferland Angeliki Melidou Andrew J Amato-Gauci Richard Pebody European Influenza Surveillance Network Source Type: research

Paediatric tuberculosis during universal and selective < em > Bacillus < /em > Calmette-Gu érin vaccination policy: a nationwide population-based retrospective study, Finland, 1995-2015
DiscussionPaediatric TB cases in Finland were concentrated in families with migrant background from high-TB incidence countries. The native TB morbidity in under 5-year-olds did not increase after the BCG policy revision, suggesting that selective vaccinations can prevent TB in the most vulnerable age group in low-incidence settings. Second-generation migrants under 15 years in Finland with high TB risk are probably increasing.PMID:33739257 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.1900711 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Antti Kontturi Satu Kekom äki Hanna Soini Jukka Ollgren Eeva Salo Source Type: research

Job vacancies at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103182.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33739252 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103182 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

World Tuberculosis Day 2021: keeping an eye on the 2030 target
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103181.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33739253 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2103181 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Case fatality risk of the SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern B.1.1.7 in England, 16 November to 5 February
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2100256.ABSTRACTThe SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant of concern (VOC) is increasing in prevalence across Europe. Accurate estimation of disease severity associated with this VOC is critical for pandemic planning. We found increased risk of death for VOC compared with non-VOC cases in England (hazard ratio: 1.67; 95% confidence interval: 1.34-2.09; p
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Daniel J Grint Kevin Wing Elizabeth Williamson Helen I McDonald Krishnan Bhaskaran David Evans Stephen Jw Evans Alex J Walker George Hickman Emily Nightingale Anna Schultze Christopher T Rentsch Chris Bates Jonathan Cockburn Helen J Curtis Caroline E Mort Source Type: research

The impact of social and physical distancing measures on COVID-19 activity in England: findings from a multi-tiered surveillance system
ConclusionThe impact of SPDM on COVID-19 activity was detectable within 1 week through community surveillance indicators, highlighting their importance in early detection of changes in activity. Community swabbing surveillance may be increasingly important as a specific indicator, should circulation of seasonal respiratory viruses increase.PMID:33739255 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2001062 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jamie Lopez Bernal Mary A Sinnathamby Suzanne Elgohari Hongxin Zhao Chinelo Obi Laura Coughlan Vasileios Lampos Ruth Simmons Elise Tessier Helen Campbell Suzanna McDonald Joanna Ellis Helen Hughes Gillian Smith Mark Joy Manasa Tripathy Rachel Byford Filip Source Type: research

Very little influenza in the WHO European Region during the 2020/21 season, weeks  40 2020 to 8 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(11). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.2100221.ABSTRACTBetween weeks 40 2020 and 8 2021, the World Health Organization European Region experienced a 99.8% reduction in sentinel influenza virus positive detections (33/25,606 tested; 0.1%) relative to an average of 14,966/39,407 (38.0%; p
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Cornelia Adlhoch Piers Mook Favelle Lamb Lisa Ferland Angeliki Melidou Andrew J Amato-Gauci Richard Pebody European Influenza Surveillance Network Source Type: research

Paediatric tuberculosis during universal and selective < em > Bacillus < /em > Calmette-Gu érin vaccination policy: a nationwide population-based retrospective study, Finland, 1995-2015
DiscussionPaediatric TB cases in Finland were concentrated in families with migrant background from high-TB incidence countries. The native TB morbidity in under 5-year-olds did not increase after the BCG policy revision, suggesting that selective vaccinations can prevent TB in the most vulnerable age group in low-incidence settings. Second-generation migrants under 15 years in Finland with high TB risk are probably increasing.PMID:33739257 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.11.1900711 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Antti Kontturi Satu Kekom äki Hanna Soini Jukka Ollgren Eeva Salo Source Type: research

COVID-19: cross-border contact tracing in Germany, February to April 2020
ConclusionIn the COVID-19 pandemic, cross-border contact tracing is considered a critical component of the outbreak response. While only a minority of international contact tracing activities were related to exposure events in transport, they contributed substantially to the workload. The numerous communications highlight the need for fast and efficient global outbreak communication channels between PHA.PMID:33706859 | PMC:PMC7953533 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.10.2001236 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Inessa Markus Gyde Steffen Raskit Lachmann Adine Marquis Timm Schneider Sara Tomczyk Uwe Koppe Anna M Rohde Susanne Barbara Schink Janna Seifried Teresa Domaszewska Ute Rexroth Maria An der Heiden Source Type: research

Correction for Euro Surveill. 2020;26(9)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(10):210311c. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.10.210311c.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33706860 | PMC:PMC7953528 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.10.210311c (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Acute onset supraclavicular lymphadenopathy coinciding with intramuscular mRNA vaccination against COVID-19 may be related to vaccine injection technique, Spain, January and February 2021
We describe 20 cases of acute onset of a single supraclavicular lymphadenopathy manifesting between 24 h and 9 days after ipsilateral intramuscular administration of an mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine, referred to our WHO Collaborating Centre for Vaccine Safety. Our results indicate that the swelling of supraclavicular lymph nodes following immunisation may constitute a benign and self-limited condition, related to a higher than recommended injection site.PMID:33706861 | PMC:PMC7953532 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.10.2100193 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mar ía Fernández-Prada Irene Rivero-Calle Ana Calvache-Gonz ález Federico Martin ón-Torres Source Type: research

Tracking SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7 dissemination: insights from nationwide spike gene target failure (SGTF) and spike gene late detection (SGTL) data, Portugal, week 49 2020 to week 3 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(10):2100131. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.10.2100130.ABSTRACTWe show that the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 lineage is highly disseminated in Portugal, with the odds of B.1.1.7 proportion increasing at an estimated 89% (95% confidence interval: 83-95%) per week until week 3 2021. RT-PCR spike gene target late detection (SGTL) can constitute a useful surrogate to track B.1.1.7 spread, besides the spike gene target failure (SGTF) proxy. SGTL/SGTF samples were associated with statistically significant higher viral loads, but not with substantial shift in age distribution compared to non-SGTF/SGTL cases.PM...
Source: Euro Surveill - March 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: V ítor Borges Carlos Sousa Lu ís Menezes Ant ónio Maia Gonçalves Miguel Pic ão Jos é Pedro Almeida Margarida Vieita Rafael Santos Ana Rita Silva Mariana Costa Lu ís Carneiro Pedro Casaca Pedro Pinto-Leite Andr é Peralta-Santos Joana Isidro S ílvi Source Type: research

Towards a sensitive and accurate interpretation of molecular testing for SARS-CoV-2: a rapid review of 264 studies
ConclusionOptimal SARS-CoV-2 molecular testing relies on choosing the most appropriate sample type, collected with adequate sampling technique, and with the infection timeline in mind. We outlined knowledge gaps and directions for future well-documented systematic studies.PMID:33706863 | PMC:PMC7953531 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.10.2001134 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kamelia R Stanoeva Annemiek A van der Eijk Adam Meijer Laetitia M Kortbeek Marion P G Koopmans Chantal B E M Reusken Source Type: research

Correction for Euro Surveill. 2020;24(13)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(10):210311c2. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.10.210311c2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33706864 | PMC:PMC7953530 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.10.210311c2 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

COVID-19: cross-border contact tracing in Germany, February to April 2020
ConclusionIn the COVID-19 pandemic, cross-border contact tracing is considered a critical component of the outbreak response. While only a minority of international contact tracing activities were related to exposure events in transport, they contributed substantially to the workload. The numerous communications highlight the need for fast and efficient global outbreak communication channels between PHA.PMID:33706859 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.10.2001236 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Inessa Markus Gyde Steffen Raskit Lachmann Adine Marquis Timm Schneider Sara Tomczyk Uwe Koppe Anna M Rohde Susanne Barbara Schink Janna Seifried Teresa Domaszewska Ute Rexroth Maria An der Heiden Source Type: research

Correction for Euro Surveill. 2020;26(9)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(10). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.10.210311c.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33706860 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.10.210311c (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Acute onset supraclavicular lymphadenopathy coinciding with intramuscular mRNA vaccination against COVID-19 may be related to vaccine injection technique, Spain, January and February 2021
We describe 20 cases of acute onset of a single supraclavicular lymphadenopathy manifesting between 24 h and 9 days after ipsilateral intramuscular administration of an mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine, referred to our WHO Collaborating Centre for Vaccine Safety. Our results indicate that the swelling of supraclavicular lymph nodes following immunisation may constitute a benign and self-limited condition, related to a higher than recommended injection site.PMID:33706861 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.10.2100193 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mar ía Fernández-Prada Irene Rivero-Calle Ana Calvache-Gonz ález Federico Martin ón-Torres Source Type: research

Tracking SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7 dissemination: insights from nationwide spike gene target failure (SGTF) and spike gene late detection (SGTL) data, Portugal, week 49 2020 to week 3 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(10). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.10.2100130.ABSTRACTWe show that the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 lineage is highly disseminated in Portugal, with the odds of B.1.1.7 proportion increasing at an estimated 89% (95% confidence interval: 83-95%) per week until week 3 2021. RT-PCR spike gene target late detection (SGTL) can constitute a useful surrogate to track B.1.1.7 spread, besides the spike gene target failure (SGTF) proxy. SGTL/SGTF samples were associated with statistically significant higher viral loads, but not with substantial shift in age distribution compared to non-SGTF/SGTL cases.PMID:33706...
Source: Euro Surveill - March 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: V ítor Borges Carlos Sousa Lu ís Menezes Ant ónio Maia Gonçalves Miguel Pic ão Jos é Pedro Almeida Margarida Vieita Rafael Santos Ana Rita Silva Mariana Costa Lu ís Carneiro Pedro Casaca Pedro Pinto-Leite Andr é Peralta-Santos Joana Isidro S ílvi Source Type: research