Contributions of the EURO 2020 football championship events to a third wave of SARS-CoV-2 in Scotland, 11 June to 7 July 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Aug;26(31). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.31.2100707.ABSTRACTPublic Health Scotland used Scottish national contact tracing data to estimate the European football championship (EURO 2020) contributions to a third wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections. From 11 June to 7 July 2021, 2,632 (4%) of 63,874 SARS-CoV-2 cases self-reported attending a EURO 2020 event; 90% were male, of whom 73% were 20-39-year-olds. Most cases attended unofficial gatherings and averaged more contacts than the general population. Targeted guidance on celebrating safely in closed spaces is key.PMID:34355691 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2...
Source: Euro Surveill - August 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kimberly Marsh Emily Griffiths Johanna J Young Carrie-Anne Gibb Jim McMenamin Source Type: research

Vaccine effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 transmission and infections among household and other close contacts of confirmed cases, the Netherlands, February to May 2021
We present estimates of the VET to household and other close contacts in the Netherlands, from February to May 2021, using contact monitoring data. The secondary attack rate among household contacts was lower for fully vaccinated than unvaccinated index cases (11% vs 31%), with an adjusted VET of 71% (95% confidence interval: 63-77).PMID:34355689 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.31.2100640 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Brechje de Gier Stijn Andeweg Rosa Joosten Ronald Ter Schegget Naomi Smorenburg Jan van de Kassteele RIVM COVID-19 surveillance and epidemiology team 1, Susan Jm Hahn é Susan van den Hof Hester E de Melker Mirjam J Knol Members of the RIVM COVID-19 surve Source Type: research

Markedly decreasing azithromycin susceptibility of < em > Neisseria gonorrhoeae < /em > , Germany, 2014 to 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Aug;26(31). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.31.2100616.ABSTRACTWe monitored antimicrobial susceptibility developments of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Germany from January 2014 to May 2021. The proportion of isolates with azithromycin minimum inhibitory concentrations above the epidemiological cut-off increased substantially, from 1.3% in 2014 to 12.2% in 2020. Preliminary data from 2021 showed a further rise (January to May: 20.7%). Therefore, azithromycin as part of the recommended dual therapy in Germany for non-adherent patients is challenged. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing in clinical practice i...
Source: Euro Surveill - August 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Regina Selb Susanne Buder Sandra Dudareva Thalea Tamminga Viviane Bremer Sebastian Banhart Dagmar Heuer Klaus Jansen Source Type: research

Contributions of the EURO 2020 football championship events to a third wave of SARS-CoV-2 in Scotland, 11 June to 7 July 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Aug;26(31). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.31.2100707.ABSTRACTPublic Health Scotland used Scottish national contact tracing data to estimate the European football championship (EURO 2020) contributions to a third wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections. From 11 June to 7 July 2021, 2,632 (4%) of 63,874 SARS-CoV-2 cases self-reported attending a EURO 2020 event; 90% were male, of whom 73% were 20-39-year-olds. Most cases attended unofficial gatherings and averaged more contacts than the general population. Targeted guidance on celebrating safely in closed spaces is key.PMID:34355691 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2...
Source: Euro Surveill - August 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kimberly Marsh Emily Griffiths Johanna J Young Carrie-Anne Gibb Jim McMenamin Source Type: research

Vaccine effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 transmission and infections among household and other close contacts of confirmed cases, the Netherlands, February to May 2021
We present estimates of the VET to household and other close contacts in the Netherlands, from February to May 2021, using contact monitoring data. The secondary attack rate among household contacts was lower for fully vaccinated than unvaccinated index cases (11% vs 31%), with an adjusted VET of 71% (95% confidence interval: 63-77).PMID:34355689 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.31.2100640 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Brechje de Gier Stijn Andeweg Rosa Joosten Ronald Ter Schegget Naomi Smorenburg Jan van de Kassteele RIVM COVID-19 surveillance and epidemiology team 1, Susan Jm Hahn é Susan van den Hof Hester E de Melker Mirjam J Knol Members of the RIVM COVID-19 surve Source Type: research

Markedly decreasing azithromycin susceptibility of < em > Neisseria gonorrhoeae < /em > , Germany, 2014 to 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Aug;26(31). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.31.2100616.ABSTRACTWe monitored antimicrobial susceptibility developments of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Germany from January 2014 to May 2021. The proportion of isolates with azithromycin minimum inhibitory concentrations above the epidemiological cut-off increased substantially, from 1.3% in 2014 to 12.2% in 2020. Preliminary data from 2021 showed a further rise (January to May: 20.7%). Therefore, azithromycin as part of the recommended dual therapy in Germany for non-adherent patients is challenged. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing in clinical practice i...
Source: Euro Surveill - August 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Regina Selb Susanne Buder Sandra Dudareva Thalea Tamminga Viviane Bremer Sebastian Banhart Dagmar Heuer Klaus Jansen Source Type: research

Contributions of the EURO 2020 football championship events to a third wave of SARS-CoV-2 in Scotland, 11 June to 7 July 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Aug;26(31). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.31.2100707.ABSTRACTPublic Health Scotland used Scottish national contact tracing data to estimate the European football championship (EURO 2020) contributions to a third wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections. From 11 June to 7 July 2021, 2,632 (4%) of 63,874 SARS-CoV-2 cases self-reported attending a EURO 2020 event; 90% were male, of whom 73% were 20-39-year-olds. Most cases attended unofficial gatherings and averaged more contacts than the general population. Targeted guidance on celebrating safely in closed spaces is key.PMID:34355691 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2...
Source: Euro Surveill - August 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kimberly Marsh Emily Griffiths Johanna J Young Carrie-Anne Gibb Jim McMenamin Source Type: research

Vaccine effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 transmission and infections among household and other close contacts of confirmed cases, the Netherlands, February to May 2021
We present estimates of the VET to household and other close contacts in the Netherlands, from February to May 2021, using contact monitoring data. The secondary attack rate among household contacts was lower for fully vaccinated than unvaccinated index cases (11% vs 31%), with an adjusted VET of 71% (95% confidence interval: 63-77).PMID:34355689 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.31.2100640 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Brechje de Gier Stijn Andeweg Rosa Joosten Ronald Ter Schegget Naomi Smorenburg Jan van de Kassteele RIVM COVID-19 surveillance and epidemiology team 1, Susan Jm Hahn é Susan van den Hof Hester E de Melker Mirjam J Knol Members of the RIVM COVID-19 surve Source Type: research

Markedly decreasing azithromycin susceptibility of < em > Neisseria gonorrhoeae < /em > , Germany, 2014 to 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Aug;26(31). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.31.2100616.ABSTRACTWe monitored antimicrobial susceptibility developments of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Germany from January 2014 to May 2021. The proportion of isolates with azithromycin minimum inhibitory concentrations above the epidemiological cut-off increased substantially, from 1.3% in 2014 to 12.2% in 2020. Preliminary data from 2021 showed a further rise (January to May: 20.7%). Therefore, azithromycin as part of the recommended dual therapy in Germany for non-adherent patients is challenged. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing in clinical practice i...
Source: Euro Surveill - August 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Regina Selb Susanne Buder Sandra Dudareva Thalea Tamminga Viviane Bremer Sebastian Banhart Dagmar Heuer Klaus Jansen Source Type: research

Contributions of the EURO 2020 football championship events to a third wave of SARS-CoV-2 in Scotland, 11 June to 7 July 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Aug;26(31). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.31.2100707.ABSTRACTPublic Health Scotland used Scottish national contact tracing data to estimate the European football championship (EURO 2020) contributions to a third wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections. From 11 June to 7 July 2021, 2,632 (4%) of 63,874 SARS-CoV-2 cases self-reported attending a EURO 2020 event; 90% were male, of whom 73% were 20-39-year-olds. Most cases attended unofficial gatherings and averaged more contacts than the general population. Targeted guidance on celebrating safely in closed spaces is key.PMID:34355691 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2...
Source: Euro Surveill - August 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kimberly Marsh Emily Griffiths Johanna J Young Carrie-Anne Gibb Jim McMenamin Source Type: research

Vaccine breakthrough infection and onward transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Beta (B.1.351) variant, Bavaria, Germany, February to March 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.2100673.ABSTRACTA breakthrough infection occurred in a fully Comirnaty (BNT162b2) vaccinated healthcare worker with high levels of neutralising antibodies with the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.351 (Beta) variant in February 2021. The infection was subsequently transmitted to their unvaccinated spouse. Sequencing revealed an identical virus in both spouses, with a match of all nine single nucleotide polymorphisms typical for B.1.351. To the best of our knowledge, no transmission of any variant of SARS-CoV-2 from a fully vaccinated person has been described before.PMID:3...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Inge Kroidl Ingo Mecklenburg Peter Schneiderat Katharina M üller Philipp Girl Roman W ölfel Andreas Sing Alexandra Dangel Andreas Wieser Michael Hoelscher Source Type: research

Authors' correction for Euro Surveill. 2021;26(24)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34328075 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c2 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

An outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) in a secondary care hospital in Finland, May 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.2100636.ABSTRACTAn outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) spread from one inpatient in a secondary care hospital to three primary care facilities, resulting in 58 infections including 18 deaths in patients and 45 infections in healthcare workers (HCW). Only one of the deceased cases was fully vaccinated. Transmission occurred despite the use of personal protective equipment by the HCW, as advised in national guidelines, and a high two-dose COVID-19 vaccination coverage among permanent staff members in the COVID-19 cohort ward.PMID:343...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Iivo Hetem äki Sohvi K ääriäinen Pirjo Alho Janne Mikkola Carita Savolainen-Kopra Niina Ikonen Hanna Nohynek Outi Lyytik äinen Source Type: research

Authors' correction for Euro Surveill. 2021;26(29)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c1.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34328077 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c1 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Vaccine breakthrough infection and onward transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Beta (B.1.351) variant, Bavaria, Germany, February to March 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.2100673.ABSTRACTA breakthrough infection occurred in a fully Comirnaty (BNT162b2) vaccinated healthcare worker with high levels of neutralising antibodies with the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.351 (Beta) variant in February 2021. The infection was subsequently transmitted to their unvaccinated spouse. Sequencing revealed an identical virus in both spouses, with a match of all nine single nucleotide polymorphisms typical for B.1.351. To the best of our knowledge, no transmission of any variant of SARS-CoV-2 from a fully vaccinated person has been described before.PMID:3...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Inge Kroidl Ingo Mecklenburg Peter Schneiderat Katharina M üller Philipp Girl Roman W ölfel Andreas Sing Alexandra Dangel Andreas Wieser Michael Hoelscher Source Type: research

Authors' correction for Euro Surveill. 2021;26(24)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34328075 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c2 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

An outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) in a secondary care hospital in Finland, May 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.2100636.ABSTRACTAn outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) spread from one inpatient in a secondary care hospital to three primary care facilities, resulting in 58 infections including 18 deaths in patients and 45 infections in healthcare workers (HCW). Only one of the deceased cases was fully vaccinated. Transmission occurred despite the use of personal protective equipment by the HCW, as advised in national guidelines, and a high two-dose COVID-19 vaccination coverage among permanent staff members in the COVID-19 cohort ward.PMID:343...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Iivo Hetem äki Sohvi K ääriäinen Pirjo Alho Janne Mikkola Carita Savolainen-Kopra Niina Ikonen Hanna Nohynek Outi Lyytik äinen Source Type: research

Authors' correction for Euro Surveill. 2021;26(29)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c1.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34328077 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c1 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Vaccine breakthrough infection and onward transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Beta (B.1.351) variant, Bavaria, Germany, February to March 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.2100673.ABSTRACTA breakthrough infection occurred in a fully Comirnaty (BNT162b2) vaccinated healthcare worker with high levels of neutralising antibodies with the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.351 (Beta) variant in February 2021. The infection was subsequently transmitted to their unvaccinated spouse. Sequencing revealed an identical virus in both spouses, with a match of all nine single nucleotide polymorphisms typical for B.1.351. To the best of our knowledge, no transmission of any variant of SARS-CoV-2 from a fully vaccinated person has been described before.PMID:3...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Inge Kroidl Ingo Mecklenburg Peter Schneiderat Katharina M üller Philipp Girl Roman W ölfel Andreas Sing Alexandra Dangel Andreas Wieser Michael Hoelscher Source Type: research

Authors' correction for Euro Surveill. 2021;26(24)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34328075 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c2 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

An outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) in a secondary care hospital in Finland, May 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.2100636.ABSTRACTAn outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) spread from one inpatient in a secondary care hospital to three primary care facilities, resulting in 58 infections including 18 deaths in patients and 45 infections in healthcare workers (HCW). Only one of the deceased cases was fully vaccinated. Transmission occurred despite the use of personal protective equipment by the HCW, as advised in national guidelines, and a high two-dose COVID-19 vaccination coverage among permanent staff members in the COVID-19 cohort ward.PMID:343...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Iivo Hetem äki Sohvi K ääriäinen Pirjo Alho Janne Mikkola Carita Savolainen-Kopra Niina Ikonen Hanna Nohynek Outi Lyytik äinen Source Type: research

Authors' correction for Euro Surveill. 2021;26(29)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c1.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34328077 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c1 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Vaccine breakthrough infection and onward transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Beta (B.1.351) variant, Bavaria, Germany, February to March 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.2100673.ABSTRACTA breakthrough infection occurred in a fully Comirnaty (BNT162b2) vaccinated healthcare worker with high levels of neutralising antibodies with the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.351 (Beta) variant in February 2021. The infection was subsequently transmitted to their unvaccinated spouse. Sequencing revealed an identical virus in both spouses, with a match of all nine single nucleotide polymorphisms typical for B.1.351. To the best of our knowledge, no transmission of any variant of SARS-CoV-2 from a fully vaccinated person has been described before.PMID:3...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Inge Kroidl Ingo Mecklenburg Peter Schneiderat Katharina M üller Philipp Girl Roman W ölfel Andreas Sing Alexandra Dangel Andreas Wieser Michael Hoelscher Source Type: research

Authors' correction for Euro Surveill. 2021;26(24)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34328075 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c2 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

An outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) in a secondary care hospital in Finland, May 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.2100636.ABSTRACTAn outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) spread from one inpatient in a secondary care hospital to three primary care facilities, resulting in 58 infections including 18 deaths in patients and 45 infections in healthcare workers (HCW). Only one of the deceased cases was fully vaccinated. Transmission occurred despite the use of personal protective equipment by the HCW, as advised in national guidelines, and a high two-dose COVID-19 vaccination coverage among permanent staff members in the COVID-19 cohort ward.PMID:343...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Iivo Hetem äki Sohvi K ääriäinen Pirjo Alho Janne Mikkola Carita Savolainen-Kopra Niina Ikonen Hanna Nohynek Outi Lyytik äinen Source Type: research

Authors' correction for Euro Surveill. 2021;26(29)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c1.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34328077 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c1 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Vaccine breakthrough infection and onward transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Beta (B.1.351) variant, Bavaria, Germany, February to March 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.2100673.ABSTRACTA breakthrough infection occurred in a fully Comirnaty (BNT162b2) vaccinated healthcare worker with high levels of neutralising antibodies with the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.351 (Beta) variant in February 2021. The infection was subsequently transmitted to their unvaccinated spouse. Sequencing revealed an identical virus in both spouses, with a match of all nine single nucleotide polymorphisms typical for B.1.351. To the best of our knowledge, no transmission of any variant of SARS-CoV-2 from a fully vaccinated person has been described before.PMID:3...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Inge Kroidl Ingo Mecklenburg Peter Schneiderat Katharina M üller Philipp Girl Roman W ölfel Andreas Sing Alexandra Dangel Andreas Wieser Michael Hoelscher Source Type: research

Authors' correction for Euro Surveill. 2021;26(24)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34328075 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c2 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

An outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) in a secondary care hospital in Finland, May 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.2100636.ABSTRACTAn outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) spread from one inpatient in a secondary care hospital to three primary care facilities, resulting in 58 infections including 18 deaths in patients and 45 infections in healthcare workers (HCW). Only one of the deceased cases was fully vaccinated. Transmission occurred despite the use of personal protective equipment by the HCW, as advised in national guidelines, and a high two-dose COVID-19 vaccination coverage among permanent staff members in the COVID-19 cohort ward.PMID:343...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Iivo Hetem äki Sohvi K ääriäinen Pirjo Alho Janne Mikkola Carita Savolainen-Kopra Niina Ikonen Hanna Nohynek Outi Lyytik äinen Source Type: research

Authors' correction for Euro Surveill. 2021;26(29)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c1.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34328077 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c1 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Vaccine breakthrough infection and onward transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Beta (B.1.351) variant, Bavaria, Germany, February to March 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.2100673.ABSTRACTA breakthrough infection occurred in a fully Comirnaty (BNT162b2) vaccinated healthcare worker with high levels of neutralising antibodies with the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.351 (Beta) variant in February 2021. The infection was subsequently transmitted to their unvaccinated spouse. Sequencing revealed an identical virus in both spouses, with a match of all nine single nucleotide polymorphisms typical for B.1.351. To the best of our knowledge, no transmission of any variant of SARS-CoV-2 from a fully vaccinated person has been described before.PMID:3...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Inge Kroidl Ingo Mecklenburg Peter Schneiderat Katharina M üller Philipp Girl Roman W ölfel Andreas Sing Alexandra Dangel Andreas Wieser Michael Hoelscher Source Type: research

Authors' correction for Euro Surveill. 2021;26(24)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34328075 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c2 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

An outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) in a secondary care hospital in Finland, May 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.2100636.ABSTRACTAn outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) spread from one inpatient in a secondary care hospital to three primary care facilities, resulting in 58 infections including 18 deaths in patients and 45 infections in healthcare workers (HCW). Only one of the deceased cases was fully vaccinated. Transmission occurred despite the use of personal protective equipment by the HCW, as advised in national guidelines, and a high two-dose COVID-19 vaccination coverage among permanent staff members in the COVID-19 cohort ward.PMID:343...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Iivo Hetem äki Sohvi K ääriäinen Pirjo Alho Janne Mikkola Carita Savolainen-Kopra Niina Ikonen Hanna Nohynek Outi Lyytik äinen Source Type: research

Authors' correction for Euro Surveill. 2021;26(29)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c1.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34328077 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.210729c1 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Low levels of respiratory syncytial virus activity in Europe during the 2020/21 season: what can we expect in the coming summer and autumn/winter?
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(29). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.29.2100639.ABSTRACTSince the introduction of non-pharmacological interventions to control COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity in Europe has been limited. Surveillance data for 17 countries showed delayed RSV epidemics in France (≥ 12 w) and Iceland (≥ 4 w) during the 2020/21 season. RSV cases (predominantly small children) in France and Iceland were older compared with previous seasons. We hypothesise that future RSV epidemic(s) could start outside the usual autumn/winter season and be larger than expected. Year-round surveillance of R...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jojanneke van Summeren Adam Meijer Gu ðrún Aspelund Jean Sebastien Casalegno Gu ðrún Erna Uy Hoang Bruno Lina VRS study group in Lyon Simon de Lusignan Anne C Teirlinck Valt ýr Thors John Paget Source Type: research

Transmission of paediatric respiratory syncytial virus and influenza in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(29). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.29.2100186.ABSTRACTThe non-pharmaceutical interventions implemented to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2 have had consequences on the transmission of other respiratory viruses, most notably paediatric respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza. At the beginning of 2020, lockdown measures in the southern hemisphere led to a winter season with a marked reduction in both infections. Intermittent lockdowns in the northern hemisphere also appeared to interrupt transmission during winter 2020/21. However, a number of southern and northern hemisphere countries hav...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Thomas C Williams Ian Sinha Ian G Barr Maria Zambon Source Type: research

Characteristics of the delayed respiratory syncytial virus epidemic, 2020/2021, Rh ône Loire, France
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(29). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.29.2100630.ABSTRACTThe Rhône-Loire metropolitan areas' 2020/21 respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) epidemic was delayed following the implementation of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI), compared with previous seasons. Very severe lower respiratory tract infection incidence among infants ≤ 3 months decreased twofold, the proportion of cases among children aged> 3 months to 5 years increased, and cases among adults> 65 years were markedly reduced. NPI appeared to reduce the RSV burden among at-risk groups, and should be promoted to minimise ...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jean-Sebastien Casalegno Dominique Ploin Aymeric Cantais Elsa Masson Emilie Bard Martine Valette Remi Fanget Sandrine Couray Targe Anne-Florence Myar-Dury Muriel Doret-Dion Mona Massoud Gregory Queromes Philippe Vanhems Olivier Claris Marine Butin Sylvie Source Type: research

Decline of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus detection in facility-based surveillance during the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa, January to October 2020
ConclusionCOVID-19 non-pharmaceutical interventions led to reduced circulation of influenza and RSV in South Africa. This has limited the country's ability to provide influenza virus strains for the selection of the annual influenza vaccine. Delayed increases in RSV case numbers may reflect the easing of COVID-19 control measures. An increase in influenza virus detection was not observed, suggesting that the measures may have impacted the two pathogens differently. The impact that lowered and/or delayed influenza and RSV circulation in 2020 will have on the intensity and severity of subsequent annual epidemics is unknown a...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Stefano Tempia Sibongile Walaza Jinal N Bhiman Meredith L McMorrow Jocelyn Moyes Thulisa Mkhencele Susan Meiring Vanessa Quan Kate Bishop Johanna M McAnerney Anne von Gottberg Nicole Wolter Mignon Du Plessis Florette K Treurnicht Orienka Hellferscee Halim Source Type: research

Vaccine effectiveness against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection in adults aged 65 years and older in primary care: I-MOVE-COVID-19 project, Europe, December 2020 to May 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(29). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.29.2100670.ABSTRACTWe measured COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness (VE) against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection at primary care/outpatient level among adults ≥ 65 years old using a multicentre test-negative design in eight European countries. We included 592 SARS-CoV-2 cases and 4,372 test-negative controls in the main analysis. The VE was 62% (95% CI: 45-74) for one dose only and 89% (95% CI: 79-94) for complete vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines provide good protection against COVID-19 presentation at primary care/outpatient level, particularly among fully vacc...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Esther Kissling Mariette Hooiveld Virginia Sandonis Mart ín Iv án Martínez-Baz Naoma William Ana-Maria Vilcu Clara Mazagatos Lisa Domegan Simon de Lusignan Adam Meijer Ausenda Machado Mia Brytting Itziar Casado Josephine-L K Murray Sylvie Belhillil Amp Source Type: research

Job vacancies at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(29). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.29.2107221.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34296677 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.29.2107221 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Delayed respiratory syncytial virus epidemic in children after relaxation of COVID-19 physical distancing measures, Ashdod, Israel, 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(29). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.29.2100706.ABSTRACTFollowing low incidence of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, we noted a resurgence in hospitalised children in spring/summer 2021 following relaxation of public health measures. We compared this outbreak to previous autumn/winter seasons. We found higher weekly case numbers and incidence rates, more cases from urban neighbourhoods with lower socioeconomic status, and similar clinical presentation and severity. Public health implications include the re-evaluation of palivizumab administration...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Moran Weinberger Opek Yonatan Yeshayahu Aharona Glatman-Freedman Zalman Kaufman Nadav Sorek Tal Brosh-Nissimov Source Type: research

Low levels of respiratory syncytial virus activity in Europe during the 2020/21 season: what can we expect in the coming summer and autumn/winter?
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(29). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.29.2100639.ABSTRACTSince the introduction of non-pharmacological interventions to control COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity in Europe has been limited. Surveillance data for 17 countries showed delayed RSV epidemics in France (≥ 12 w) and Iceland (≥ 4 w) during the 2020/21 season. RSV cases (predominantly small children) in France and Iceland were older compared with previous seasons. We hypothesise that future RSV epidemic(s) could start outside the usual autumn/winter season and be larger than expected. Year-round surveillance of R...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jojanneke van Summeren Adam Meijer Gu ðrún Aspelund Jean Sebastien Casalegno Gu ðrún Erna Uy Hoang Bruno Lina VRS study group in Lyon Simon de Lusignan Anne C Teirlinck Valt ýr Thors John Paget Source Type: research

Transmission of paediatric respiratory syncytial virus and influenza in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(29). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.29.2100186.ABSTRACTThe non-pharmaceutical interventions implemented to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2 have had consequences on the transmission of other respiratory viruses, most notably paediatric respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza. At the beginning of 2020, lockdown measures in the southern hemisphere led to a winter season with a marked reduction in both infections. Intermittent lockdowns in the northern hemisphere also appeared to interrupt transmission during winter 2020/21. However, a number of southern and northern hemisphere countries hav...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Thomas C Williams Ian Sinha Ian G Barr Maria Zambon Source Type: research

Characteristics of the delayed respiratory syncytial virus epidemic, 2020/2021, Rh ône Loire, France
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(29). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.29.2100630.ABSTRACTThe Rhône-Loire metropolitan areas' 2020/21 respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) epidemic was delayed following the implementation of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI), compared with previous seasons. Very severe lower respiratory tract infection incidence among infants ≤ 3 months decreased twofold, the proportion of cases among children aged> 3 months to 5 years increased, and cases among adults> 65 years were markedly reduced. NPI appeared to reduce the RSV burden among at-risk groups, and should be promoted to minimise ...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jean-Sebastien Casalegno Dominique Ploin Aymeric Cantais Elsa Masson Emilie Bard Martine Valette Remi Fanget Sandrine Couray Targe Anne-Florence Myar-Dury Muriel Doret-Dion Mona Massoud Gregory Queromes Philippe Vanhems Olivier Claris Marine Butin Sylvie Source Type: research

Decline of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus detection in facility-based surveillance during the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa, January to October 2020
ConclusionCOVID-19 non-pharmaceutical interventions led to reduced circulation of influenza and RSV in South Africa. This has limited the country's ability to provide influenza virus strains for the selection of the annual influenza vaccine. Delayed increases in RSV case numbers may reflect the easing of COVID-19 control measures. An increase in influenza virus detection was not observed, suggesting that the measures may have impacted the two pathogens differently. The impact that lowered and/or delayed influenza and RSV circulation in 2020 will have on the intensity and severity of subsequent annual epidemics is unknown a...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Stefano Tempia Sibongile Walaza Jinal N Bhiman Meredith L McMorrow Jocelyn Moyes Thulisa Mkhencele Susan Meiring Vanessa Quan Kate Bishop Johanna M McAnerney Anne von Gottberg Nicole Wolter Mignon Du Plessis Florette K Treurnicht Orienka Hellferscee Halim Source Type: research

Vaccine effectiveness against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection in adults aged 65 years and older in primary care: I-MOVE-COVID-19 project, Europe, December 2020 to May 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(29). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.29.2100670.ABSTRACTWe measured COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness (VE) against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection at primary care/outpatient level among adults ≥ 65 years old using a multicentre test-negative design in eight European countries. We included 592 SARS-CoV-2 cases and 4,372 test-negative controls in the main analysis. The VE was 62% (95% CI: 45-74) for one dose only and 89% (95% CI: 79-94) for complete vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines provide good protection against COVID-19 presentation at primary care/outpatient level, particularly among fully vacc...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Esther Kissling Mariette Hooiveld Virginia Sandonis Mart ín Iv án Martínez-Baz Naoma William Ana-Maria Vilcu Clara Mazagatos Lisa Domegan Simon de Lusignan Adam Meijer Ausenda Machado Mia Brytting Itziar Casado Josephine-L K Murray Sylvie Belhillil Amp Source Type: research

Job vacancies at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(29). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.29.2107221.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34296677 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.29.2107221 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Delayed respiratory syncytial virus epidemic in children after relaxation of COVID-19 physical distancing measures, Ashdod, Israel, 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(29). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.29.2100706.ABSTRACTFollowing low incidence of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, we noted a resurgence in hospitalised children in spring/summer 2021 following relaxation of public health measures. We compared this outbreak to previous autumn/winter seasons. We found higher weekly case numbers and incidence rates, more cases from urban neighbourhoods with lower socioeconomic status, and similar clinical presentation and severity. Public health implications include the re-evaluation of palivizumab administration...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Moran Weinberger Opek Yonatan Yeshayahu Aharona Glatman-Freedman Zalman Kaufman Nadav Sorek Tal Brosh-Nissimov Source Type: research

Low levels of respiratory syncytial virus activity in Europe during the 2020/21 season: what can we expect in the coming summer and autumn/winter?
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(29). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.29.2100639.ABSTRACTSince the introduction of non-pharmacological interventions to control COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity in Europe has been limited. Surveillance data for 17 countries showed delayed RSV epidemics in France (≥ 12 w) and Iceland (≥ 4 w) during the 2020/21 season. RSV cases (predominantly small children) in France and Iceland were older compared with previous seasons. We hypothesise that future RSV epidemic(s) could start outside the usual autumn/winter season and be larger than expected. Year-round surveillance of R...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jojanneke van Summeren Adam Meijer Gu ðrún Aspelund Jean Sebastien Casalegno Gu ðrún Erna Uy Hoang Bruno Lina VRS study group in Lyon Simon de Lusignan Anne C Teirlinck Valt ýr Thors John Paget Source Type: research

Transmission of paediatric respiratory syncytial virus and influenza in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
Euro Surveill. 2021 Jul;26(29). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.29.2100186.ABSTRACTThe non-pharmaceutical interventions implemented to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2 have had consequences on the transmission of other respiratory viruses, most notably paediatric respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza. At the beginning of 2020, lockdown measures in the southern hemisphere led to a winter season with a marked reduction in both infections. Intermittent lockdowns in the northern hemisphere also appeared to interrupt transmission during winter 2020/21. However, a number of southern and northern hemisphere countries hav...
Source: Euro Surveill - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Thomas C Williams Ian Sinha Ian G Barr Maria Zambon Source Type: research