Characteristics and risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 in children tested in the early phase of the pandemic: a cross-sectional study, Italy, 23 February to 24 May 2020
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(14):2001248. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.14.2001248.ABSTRACTBackgroundVery few studies describe factors associated with COVID-19 diagnosis in children.AimWe here describe characteristics and risk factors for COVID-19 diagnosis in children tested in 20 paediatric centres across Italy.MethodsWe included cases aged 0-18 years tested between 23 February and 24 May 2020. Our primary analysis focused on children tested because of symptoms/signs suggestive of COVID-19.ResultsAmong 2,494 children tested, 2,148 (86.1%) had symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. Clinical presentation of confirmed COVID-19 ...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Marzia Lazzerini Idanna Sforzi Sandra Trapani Paolo Biban Davide Silvagni Giovanna Villa Jessica Tibaldi Luca Bertacca Enrico Felici Giuseppina Perricone Roberta Parrino Claudia Gio è Sara Lega Mariasole Conte Federico Marchetti Annamaria Magista Paola B Source Type: research

Determining the communicable period of SARS-CoV-2: A rapid review of the literature, March to September 2020
The objective of this study was to gain an understanding of the current literature and compare the reported periods of positive SARS-CoV-2 detection from studies that conducted RT-PCR testing in addition to experiments isolating whole virus.MethodsUsing a rapid review approach, studies reporting empirical data on the duration of positive RT-PCR results and/or successful viral isolation following SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans were identified through searches of peer-reviewed and pre-print health sciences literature. Articles were screened for relevance, then data were extracted, analysed, and synthesised.ResultsOf the 160 ...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mina Park Colleen Pawliuk Tribesty Nguyen Amanda Griffitt Linda Dix-Cooper Nadia Fourik Martin Dawes Source Type: research

Exotic dried fruits caused < em > Salmonella < /em > Agbeni outbreak with severe clinical presentation, Norway, December 2018 to March 2019
We describe an outbreak of Salmonella Agbeni sequence type (ST)2009 infections in Norway. Between 31 December 2018 and 16 March 2019, 56 cases (33 female and 23 male; median age: 50 years, range: 2-91) were reported, of which 21 were hospitalised. Cases were defined as people living in Norway, with laboratory-confirmed infection with S. Agbeni ST2009 and cluster type (CT)2489, reported between 31 December 2018 and 30 March 2019. We conducted a case-control study, with three controls per case (matched by age, sex and municipality), using the Norwegian National Registry. Cases were more likely to have consumed a commercial m...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tone Bjordal Johansen Lin T Brandal Emily MacDonald Umaer Naseer Pawel Stefanoff Margrethe Hovda R øed Turid M Berglund Gro S Johannessen Bjarne Bergsj ø Line Vold Heidi Lange Source Type: research

A cross-border outbreak of < em > Salmonella < /em > Bareilly cases confirmed by whole genome sequencing, Czech Republic and Slovakia, 2017 to 2018
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(14):2000131. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.14.2000131.ABSTRACTIn August 2017, an increased incidence of Salmonella Bareilly was detected in the Czech Republic. An investigation was conducted with Slovakia to confirm the outbreak and identify the source. Probable outbreak cases were defined as cases with laboratory-confirmed S. Bareilly reported in either of the national surveillance systems, and/or the Czech and Slovak National Reference Laboratory databases from July 2017. Confirmed cases had the pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) outbreak pulsotype or up to 5 alleles difference from ou...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kl ára Labská Michaela Špačková Ond řej Daniel Josef V čelák Veronika Vlas áková Tom áš Černý Tereza Gelb íčová Martina Florianov á Ren áta Karpíšková Dagmar Gava čová M ária Štefkovičová Hana Orl íková Source Type: research

Characteristics and risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 in children tested in the early phase of the pandemic: a cross-sectional study, Italy, 23 February to 24 May 2020
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(14):2001248. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.14.2001248.ABSTRACTBackgroundVery few studies describe factors associated with COVID-19 diagnosis in children.AimWe here describe characteristics and risk factors for COVID-19 diagnosis in children tested in 20 paediatric centres across Italy.MethodsWe included cases aged 0-18 years tested between 23 February and 24 May 2020. Our primary analysis focused on children tested because of symptoms/signs suggestive of COVID-19.ResultsAmong 2,494 children tested, 2,148 (86.1%) had symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. Clinical presentation of confirmed COVID-19 ...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Marzia Lazzerini Idanna Sforzi Sandra Trapani Paolo Biban Davide Silvagni Giovanna Villa Jessica Tibaldi Luca Bertacca Enrico Felici Giuseppina Perricone Roberta Parrino Claudia Gio è Sara Lega Mariasole Conte Federico Marchetti Annamaria Magista Paola B Source Type: research

Determining the communicable period of SARS-CoV-2: A rapid review of the literature, March to September 2020
The objective of this study was to gain an understanding of the current literature and compare the reported periods of positive SARS-CoV-2 detection from studies that conducted RT-PCR testing in addition to experiments isolating whole virus.MethodsUsing a rapid review approach, studies reporting empirical data on the duration of positive RT-PCR results and/or successful viral isolation following SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans were identified through searches of peer-reviewed and pre-print health sciences literature. Articles were screened for relevance, then data were extracted, analysed, and synthesised.ResultsOf the 160 ...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mina Park Colleen Pawliuk Tribesty Nguyen Amanda Griffitt Linda Dix-Cooper Nadia Fourik Martin Dawes Source Type: research

Exotic dried fruits caused < em > Salmonella < /em > Agbeni outbreak with severe clinical presentation, Norway, December 2018 to March 2019
We describe an outbreak of Salmonella Agbeni sequence type (ST)2009 infections in Norway. Between 31 December 2018 and 16 March 2019, 56 cases (33 female and 23 male; median age: 50 years, range: 2-91) were reported, of which 21 were hospitalised. Cases were defined as people living in Norway, with laboratory-confirmed infection with S. Agbeni ST2009 and cluster type (CT)2489, reported between 31 December 2018 and 30 March 2019. We conducted a case-control study, with three controls per case (matched by age, sex and municipality), using the Norwegian National Registry. Cases were more likely to have consumed a commercial m...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tone Bjordal Johansen Lin T Brandal Emily MacDonald Umaer Naseer Pawel Stefanoff Margrethe Hovda R øed Turid M Berglund Gro S Johannessen Bjarne Bergsj ø Line Vold Heidi Lange Source Type: research

A cross-border outbreak of < em > Salmonella < /em > Bareilly cases confirmed by whole genome sequencing, Czech Republic and Slovakia, 2017 to 2018
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(14):2000131. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.14.2000131.ABSTRACTIn August 2017, an increased incidence of Salmonella Bareilly was detected in the Czech Republic. An investigation was conducted with Slovakia to confirm the outbreak and identify the source. Probable outbreak cases were defined as cases with laboratory-confirmed S. Bareilly reported in either of the national surveillance systems, and/or the Czech and Slovak National Reference Laboratory databases from July 2017. Confirmed cases had the pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) outbreak pulsotype or up to 5 alleles difference from ou...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kl ára Labská Michaela Špačková Ond řej Daniel Josef V čelák Veronika Vlas áková Tom áš Černý Tereza Gelb íčová Martina Florianov á Ren áta Karpíšková Dagmar Gava čová M ária Štefkovičová Hana Orl íková Source Type: research

Characteristics and risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 in children tested in the early phase of the pandemic: a cross-sectional study, Italy, 23 February to 24 May 2020
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(14):2001248. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.14.2001248.ABSTRACTBackgroundVery few studies describe factors associated with COVID-19 diagnosis in children.AimWe here describe characteristics and risk factors for COVID-19 diagnosis in children tested in 20 paediatric centres across Italy.MethodsWe included cases aged 0-18 years tested between 23 February and 24 May 2020. Our primary analysis focused on children tested because of symptoms/signs suggestive of COVID-19.ResultsAmong 2,494 children tested, 2,148 (86.1%) had symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. Clinical presentation of confirmed COVID-19 ...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Marzia Lazzerini Idanna Sforzi Sandra Trapani Paolo Biban Davide Silvagni Giovanna Villa Jessica Tibaldi Luca Bertacca Enrico Felici Giuseppina Perricone Roberta Parrino Claudia Gio è Sara Lega Mariasole Conte Federico Marchetti Annamaria Magista Paola B Source Type: research

Determining the communicable period of SARS-CoV-2: A rapid review of the literature, March to September 2020
The objective of this study was to gain an understanding of the current literature and compare the reported periods of positive SARS-CoV-2 detection from studies that conducted RT-PCR testing in addition to experiments isolating whole virus.MethodsUsing a rapid review approach, studies reporting empirical data on the duration of positive RT-PCR results and/or successful viral isolation following SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans were identified through searches of peer-reviewed and pre-print health sciences literature. Articles were screened for relevance, then data were extracted, analysed, and synthesised.ResultsOf the 160 ...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mina Park Colleen Pawliuk Tribesty Nguyen Amanda Griffitt Linda Dix-Cooper Nadia Fourik Martin Dawes Source Type: research

Exotic dried fruits caused < em > Salmonella < /em > Agbeni outbreak with severe clinical presentation, Norway, December 2018 to March 2019
We describe an outbreak of Salmonella Agbeni sequence type (ST)2009 infections in Norway. Between 31 December 2018 and 16 March 2019, 56 cases (33 female and 23 male; median age: 50 years, range: 2-91) were reported, of which 21 were hospitalised. Cases were defined as people living in Norway, with laboratory-confirmed infection with S. Agbeni ST2009 and cluster type (CT)2489, reported between 31 December 2018 and 30 March 2019. We conducted a case-control study, with three controls per case (matched by age, sex and municipality), using the Norwegian National Registry. Cases were more likely to have consumed a commercial m...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tone Bjordal Johansen Lin T Brandal Emily MacDonald Umaer Naseer Pawel Stefanoff Margrethe Hovda R øed Turid M Berglund Gro S Johannessen Bjarne Bergsj ø Line Vold Heidi Lange Source Type: research

A cross-border outbreak of < em > Salmonella < /em > Bareilly cases confirmed by whole genome sequencing, Czech Republic and Slovakia, 2017 to 2018
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(14):2000131. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.14.2000131.ABSTRACTIn August 2017, an increased incidence of Salmonella Bareilly was detected in the Czech Republic. An investigation was conducted with Slovakia to confirm the outbreak and identify the source. Probable outbreak cases were defined as cases with laboratory-confirmed S. Bareilly reported in either of the national surveillance systems, and/or the Czech and Slovak National Reference Laboratory databases from July 2017. Confirmed cases had the pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) outbreak pulsotype or up to 5 alleles difference from ou...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kl ára Labská Michaela Špačková Ond řej Daniel Josef V čelák Veronika Vlas áková Tom áš Černý Tereza Gelb íčová Martina Florianov á Ren áta Karpíšková Dagmar Gava čová M ária Štefkovičová Hana Orl íková Source Type: research

Characteristics and risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 in children tested in the early phase of the pandemic: a cross-sectional study, Italy, 23 February to 24 May 2020
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(14). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.14.2001248.ABSTRACTBackgroundVery few studies describe factors associated with COVID-19 diagnosis in children.AimWe here describe characteristics and risk factors for COVID-19 diagnosis in children tested in 20 paediatric centres across Italy.MethodsWe included cases aged 0-18 years tested between 23 February and 24 May 2020. Our primary analysis focused on children tested because of symptoms/signs suggestive of COVID-19.ResultsAmong 2,494 children tested, 2,148 (86.1%) had symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. Clinical presentation of confirmed COVID-19 cases in...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Marzia Lazzerini Idanna Sforzi Sandra Trapani Paolo Biban Davide Silvagni Giovanna Villa Jessica Tibaldi Luca Bertacca Enrico Felici Giuseppina Perricone Roberta Parrino Claudia Gio è Sara Lega Mariasole Conte Federico Marchetti Annamaria Magista Paola B Source Type: research

Determining the communicable period of SARS-CoV-2: A rapid review of the literature, March to September 2020
The objective of this study was to gain an understanding of the current literature and compare the reported periods of positive SARS-CoV-2 detection from studies that conducted RT-PCR testing in addition to experiments isolating whole virus.MethodsUsing a rapid review approach, studies reporting empirical data on the duration of positive RT-PCR results and/or successful viral isolation following SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans were identified through searches of peer-reviewed and pre-print health sciences literature. Articles were screened for relevance, then data were extracted, analysed, and synthesised.ResultsOf the 160 ...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mina Park Colleen Pawliuk Tribesty Nguyen Amanda Griffitt Linda Dix-Cooper Nadia Fourik Martin Dawes Source Type: research

Exotic dried fruits caused < em > Salmonella < /em > Agbeni outbreak with severe clinical presentation, Norway, December 2018 to March 2019
We describe an outbreak of Salmonella Agbeni sequence type (ST)2009 infections in Norway. Between 31 December 2018 and 16 March 2019, 56 cases (33 female and 23 male; median age: 50 years, range: 2-91) were reported, of which 21 were hospitalised. Cases were defined as people living in Norway, with laboratory-confirmed infection with S. Agbeni ST2009 and cluster type (CT)2489, reported between 31 December 2018 and 30 March 2019. We conducted a case-control study, with three controls per case (matched by age, sex and municipality), using the Norwegian National Registry. Cases were more likely to have consumed a commercial m...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tone Bjordal Johansen Lin T Brandal Emily MacDonald Umaer Naseer Pawel Stefanoff Margrethe Hovda R øed Turid M Berglund Gro S Johannessen Bjarne Bergsj ø Line Vold Heidi Lange Source Type: research

A cross-border outbreak of < em > Salmonella < /em > Bareilly cases confirmed by whole genome sequencing, Czech Republic and Slovakia, 2017 to 2018
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(14). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.14.2000131.ABSTRACTIn August 2017, an increased incidence of Salmonella Bareilly was detected in the Czech Republic. An investigation was conducted with Slovakia to confirm the outbreak and identify the source. Probable outbreak cases were defined as cases with laboratory-confirmed S. Bareilly reported in either of the national surveillance systems, and/or the Czech and Slovak National Reference Laboratory databases from July 2017. Confirmed cases had the pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) outbreak pulsotype or up to 5 alleles difference from outbreak c...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kl ára Labská Michaela Špačková Ond řej Daniel Josef V čelák Veronika Vlas áková Tom áš Černý Tereza Gelb íčová Martina Florianov á Ren áta Karpíšková Dagmar Gava čová M ária Štefkovičová Hana Orl íková Source Type: research

Characteristics and risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 in children tested in the early phase of the pandemic: a cross-sectional study, Italy, 23 February to 24 May 2020
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(14). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.14.2001248.ABSTRACTBackgroundVery few studies describe factors associated with COVID-19 diagnosis in children.AimWe here describe characteristics and risk factors for COVID-19 diagnosis in children tested in 20 paediatric centres across Italy.MethodsWe included cases aged 0-18 years tested between 23 February and 24 May 2020. Our primary analysis focused on children tested because of symptoms/signs suggestive of COVID-19.ResultsAmong 2,494 children tested, 2,148 (86.1%) had symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. Clinical presentation of confirmed COVID-19 cases in...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Marzia Lazzerini Idanna Sforzi Sandra Trapani Paolo Biban Davide Silvagni Giovanna Villa Jessica Tibaldi Luca Bertacca Enrico Felici Giuseppina Perricone Roberta Parrino Claudia Gio è Sara Lega Mariasole Conte Federico Marchetti Annamaria Magista Paola B Source Type: research

Determining the communicable period of SARS-CoV-2: A rapid review of the literature, March to September 2020
The objective of this study was to gain an understanding of the current literature and compare the reported periods of positive SARS-CoV-2 detection from studies that conducted RT-PCR testing in addition to experiments isolating whole virus.MethodsUsing a rapid review approach, studies reporting empirical data on the duration of positive RT-PCR results and/or successful viral isolation following SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans were identified through searches of peer-reviewed and pre-print health sciences literature. Articles were screened for relevance, then data were extracted, analysed, and synthesised.ResultsOf the 160 ...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mina Park Colleen Pawliuk Tribesty Nguyen Amanda Griffitt Linda Dix-Cooper Nadia Fourik Martin Dawes Source Type: research

Exotic dried fruits caused < em > Salmonella < /em > Agbeni outbreak with severe clinical presentation, Norway, December 2018 to March 2019
We describe an outbreak of Salmonella Agbeni sequence type (ST)2009 infections in Norway. Between 31 December 2018 and 16 March 2019, 56 cases (33 female and 23 male; median age: 50 years, range: 2-91) were reported, of which 21 were hospitalised. Cases were defined as people living in Norway, with laboratory-confirmed infection with S. Agbeni ST2009 and cluster type (CT)2489, reported between 31 December 2018 and 30 March 2019. We conducted a case-control study, with three controls per case (matched by age, sex and municipality), using the Norwegian National Registry. Cases were more likely to have consumed a commercial m...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tone Bjordal Johansen Lin T Brandal Emily MacDonald Umaer Naseer Pawel Stefanoff Margrethe Hovda R øed Turid M Berglund Gro S Johannessen Bjarne Bergsj ø Line Vold Heidi Lange Source Type: research

A cross-border outbreak of < em > Salmonella < /em > Bareilly cases confirmed by whole genome sequencing, Czech Republic and Slovakia, 2017 to 2018
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(14). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.14.2000131.ABSTRACTIn August 2017, an increased incidence of Salmonella Bareilly was detected in the Czech Republic. An investigation was conducted with Slovakia to confirm the outbreak and identify the source. Probable outbreak cases were defined as cases with laboratory-confirmed S. Bareilly reported in either of the national surveillance systems, and/or the Czech and Slovak National Reference Laboratory databases from July 2017. Confirmed cases had the pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) outbreak pulsotype or up to 5 alleles difference from outbreak c...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kl ára Labská Michaela Špačková Ond řej Daniel Josef V čelák Veronika Vlas áková Tom áš Černý Tereza Gelb íčová Martina Florianov á Ren áta Karpíšková Dagmar Gava čová M ária Štefkovičová Hana Orl íková Source Type: research

Prior infection by seasonal coronaviruses, as assessed by serology, does not prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and disease in children, France, April to June 2020
ConclusionPrior infection by seasonal coronaviruses, as assessed by serology, does not interfere with SARS-CoV-2 infection and related MIS in children.PMID:33797390 | PMC:PMC8017906 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2001782 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus Sarah Temmam Christ èle Huon Sylvie Behillil Vincent Gajdos Thomas Bigot Thibaut Lurier Delphine Chr étien Marija Backovic Agn ès Delaunay-Moisan Flora Donati M élanie Albert Elsa Foucaud Bettina Mespl ées Gr égoire Benoist Source Type: research

Job vacancy at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(13):2104011. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2104011.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33797391 | PMC:PMC8017905 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2104011 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Linked transmission chains of imported SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.351 across mainland France, January 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(13):2100333. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2100333.ABSTRACTTwo cases of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection with the B.1.351 variant were reported in France in mid-January, 2020. These cases attended a gathering in Mozambique in mid-December 2020. Investigations led to the identification of five imported cases responsible for 14 transmission chains and a total 36 cases. Epidemiological characteristics seemed comparable to those described before the emergence of the South African variant B.1.351. The lack of tertiary transmission outside of the personal sphere suggests that distancing and barrie...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: SARS-CoV-2 variant with lineage B.1.351 clusters investigation team Members of the SARS-CoV-2 variant with lineage B.1.351 clusters investigation team Source Type: research

Prior infection by seasonal coronaviruses, as assessed by serology, does not prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and disease in children, France, April to June 2020
ConclusionPrior infection by seasonal coronaviruses, as assessed by serology, does not interfere with SARS-CoV-2 infection and related MIS in children.PMID:33797390 | PMC:PMC8017906 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2001782 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus Sarah Temmam Christ èle Huon Sylvie Behillil Vincent Gajdos Thomas Bigot Thibaut Lurier Delphine Chr étien Marija Backovic Agn ès Delaunay-Moisan Flora Donati M élanie Albert Elsa Foucaud Bettina Mespl ées Gr égoire Benoist Source Type: research

Job vacancy at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(13):2104011. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2104011.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33797391 | PMC:PMC8017905 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2104011 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Linked transmission chains of imported SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.351 across mainland France, January 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(13):2100333. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2100333.ABSTRACTTwo cases of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection with the B.1.351 variant were reported in France in mid-January, 2020. These cases attended a gathering in Mozambique in mid-December 2020. Investigations led to the identification of five imported cases responsible for 14 transmission chains and a total 36 cases. Epidemiological characteristics seemed comparable to those described before the emergence of the South African variant B.1.351. The lack of tertiary transmission outside of the personal sphere suggests that distancing and barrie...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: SARS-CoV-2 variant with lineage B.1.351 clusters investigation team Members of the SARS-CoV-2 variant with lineage B.1.351 clusters investigation team Source Type: research

Prior infection by seasonal coronaviruses, as assessed by serology, does not prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and disease in children, France, April to June 2020
ConclusionPrior infection by seasonal coronaviruses, as assessed by serology, does not interfere with SARS-CoV-2 infection and related MIS in children.PMID:33797390 | PMC:PMC8017906 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2001782 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus Sarah Temmam Christ èle Huon Sylvie Behillil Vincent Gajdos Thomas Bigot Thibaut Lurier Delphine Chr étien Marija Backovic Agn ès Delaunay-Moisan Flora Donati M élanie Albert Elsa Foucaud Bettina Mespl ées Gr égoire Benoist Source Type: research

Job vacancy at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(13):2104011. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2104011.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33797391 | PMC:PMC8017905 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2104011 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Linked transmission chains of imported SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.351 across mainland France, January 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(13):2100333. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2100333.ABSTRACTTwo cases of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection with the B.1.351 variant were reported in France in mid-January, 2020. These cases attended a gathering in Mozambique in mid-December 2020. Investigations led to the identification of five imported cases responsible for 14 transmission chains and a total 36 cases. Epidemiological characteristics seemed comparable to those described before the emergence of the South African variant B.1.351. The lack of tertiary transmission outside of the personal sphere suggests that distancing and barrie...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: SARS-CoV-2 variant with lineage B.1.351 clusters investigation team Members of the SARS-CoV-2 variant with lineage B.1.351 clusters investigation team Source Type: research

Prior infection by seasonal coronaviruses, as assessed by serology, does not prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and disease in children, France, April to June 2020
ConclusionPrior infection by seasonal coronaviruses, as assessed by serology, does not interfere with SARS-CoV-2 infection and related MIS in children.PMID:33797390 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2001782 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus Sarah Temmam Christ èle Huon Sylvie Behillil Vincent Gajdos Thomas Bigot Thibaut Lurier Delphine Chr étien Marija Backovic Agn ès Delaunay-Moisan Flora Donati M élanie Albert Elsa Foucaud Bettina Mespl ées Gr égoire Benoist Source Type: research

Job vacancy at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(13). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2104011.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33797391 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2104011 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Linked transmission chains of imported SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.351 across mainland France, January 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(13). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2100333.ABSTRACTTwo cases of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection with the B.1.351 variant were reported in France in mid-January, 2020. These cases attended a gathering in Mozambique in mid-December 2020. Investigations led to the identification of five imported cases responsible for 14 transmission chains and a total 36 cases. Epidemiological characteristics seemed comparable to those described before the emergence of the South African variant B.1.351. The lack of tertiary transmission outside of the personal sphere suggests that distancing and barrier measur...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: SARS-CoV-2 variant with lineage B.1.351 clusters investigation team Members of the SARS-CoV-2 variant with lineage B.1.351 clusters investigation team Source Type: research

Prior infection by seasonal coronaviruses, as assessed by serology, does not prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and disease in children, France, April to June 2020
ConclusionPrior infection by seasonal coronaviruses, as assessed by serology, does not interfere with SARS-CoV-2 infection and related MIS in children.PMID:33797390 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2001782 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus Sarah Temmam Christ èle Huon Sylvie Behillil Vincent Gajdos Thomas Bigot Thibaut Lurier Delphine Chr étien Marija Backovic Agn ès Delaunay-Moisan Flora Donati M élanie Albert Elsa Foucaud Bettina Mespl ées Gr égoire Benoist Source Type: research

Job vacancy at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(13). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2104011.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33797391 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2104011 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Linked transmission chains of imported SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.351 across mainland France, January 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(13). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2100333.ABSTRACTTwo cases of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection with the B.1.351 variant were reported in France in mid-January, 2020. These cases attended a gathering in Mozambique in mid-December 2020. Investigations led to the identification of five imported cases responsible for 14 transmission chains and a total 36 cases. Epidemiological characteristics seemed comparable to those described before the emergence of the South African variant B.1.351. The lack of tertiary transmission outside of the personal sphere suggests that distancing and barrier measur...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: SARS-CoV-2 variant with lineage B.1.351 clusters investigation team Members of the SARS-CoV-2 variant with lineage B.1.351 clusters investigation team Source Type: research

Prior infection by seasonal coronaviruses, as assessed by serology, does not prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and disease in children, France, April to June 2020
ConclusionPrior infection by seasonal coronaviruses, as assessed by serology, does not interfere with SARS-CoV-2 infection and related MIS in children.PMID:33797390 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2001782 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus Sarah Temmam Christ èle Huon Sylvie Behillil Vincent Gajdos Thomas Bigot Thibaut Lurier Delphine Chr étien Marija Backovic Agn ès Delaunay-Moisan Flora Donati M élanie Albert Elsa Foucaud Bettina Mespl ées Gr égoire Benoist Source Type: research

Job vacancy at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(13). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2104011.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33797391 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2104011 (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Linked transmission chains of imported SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.351 across mainland France, January 2021
Euro Surveill. 2021 Apr;26(13). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.13.2100333.ABSTRACTTwo cases of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection with the B.1.351 variant were reported in France in mid-January, 2020. These cases attended a gathering in Mozambique in mid-December 2020. Investigations led to the identification of five imported cases responsible for 14 transmission chains and a total 36 cases. Epidemiological characteristics seemed comparable to those described before the emergence of the South African variant B.1.351. The lack of tertiary transmission outside of the personal sphere suggests that distancing and barrier measur...
Source: Euro Surveill - April 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: SARS-CoV-2 variant with lineage B.1.351 clusters investigation team Members of the SARS-CoV-2 variant with lineage B.1.351 clusters investigation team Source Type: research

Correction for Euro Surveill. 2020;25(28)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(12):210325d. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.12.210325d.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33769246 | PMC:PMC7995562 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.12.210325d (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Investigation of a pertussis outbreak and comparison of two acellular booster pertussis vaccines in a junior school in South East England, 2019
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(12):2000244. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.12.2000244.ABSTRACTIn March 2019, a pertussis outbreak occurred in children in a junior school (7-11 years) in England who had been offered pertussis-containing booster vaccine at 40 months of age. In a case-control investigation, we assessed the extent of transmission and any difference in protection afforded to those who had previously received a booster 3- or 5-component acellular pertussis vaccine (aP). We took oral fluid specimens from the students to determine IgG antibodies against pertussis toxin (anti-PT). Parents of students attending the s...
Source: Euro Surveill - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Elise Tessier Helen Campbell Sonia Ribeiro Nick Andrews Julia Stowe Margot Nicholls Jaime Morgan David Litt Norman K Fry Gayatri Amirthalingam Source Type: research

Correction for Euro Surveill. 2020;25(23)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(12):210325c. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.12.210325c.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33769248 | PMC:PMC7995560 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.12.210325c (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Job vacancies at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(12):2103251. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.12.2103251.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33769249 | PMC:PMC7995563 | 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 | PMC:PMC7995558 | 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):2100276. 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:3376925...
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):2100329. 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...
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

Correction for Euro Surveill. 2020;25(28)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(12). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.12.210325d.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33769246 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.12.210325d (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

Investigation of a pertussis outbreak and comparison of two acellular booster pertussis vaccines in a junior school in South East England, 2019
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(12). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.12.2000244.ABSTRACTIn March 2019, a pertussis outbreak occurred in children in a junior school (7-11 years) in England who had been offered pertussis-containing booster vaccine at 40 months of age. In a case-control investigation, we assessed the extent of transmission and any difference in protection afforded to those who had previously received a booster 3- or 5-component acellular pertussis vaccine (aP). We took oral fluid specimens from the students to determine IgG antibodies against pertussis toxin (anti-PT). Parents of students attending the school we...
Source: Euro Surveill - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Elise Tessier Helen Campbell Sonia Ribeiro Nick Andrews Julia Stowe Margot Nicholls Jaime Morgan David Litt Norman K Fry Gayatri Amirthalingam Source Type: research

Correction for Euro Surveill. 2020;25(23)
Euro Surveill. 2021 Mar;26(12). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.12.210325c.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33769248 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.12.210325c (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Source Type: research

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