Epidemiology and Global Health

Epidemiology and Global Health

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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Regional importation and asymmetric within-country spread of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern in the Netherlands

    Alvin X Han, Eva Kozanli ... Chantal Reusken
    Flight restrictions targeted at countries where SARS-CoV-2 variant-of-concern first emerged have limited effectiveness in deterring their introduction into the Netherlands due to the strength of regional travel importation risks in Europe.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Estimation and worldwide monitoring of the effective reproductive number of SARS-CoV-2

    Jana S Huisman, Jérémie Scire ... Tanja Stadler
    A new and throughly validated method for timely estimation of the effective reproductive number of SARS-CoV-2 aided in the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Integrating genomic and epidemiologic data to accelerate progress toward schistosomiasis elimination

    Andrea J Lund, Kristen J Wade ... Elizabeth J Carlton
    Genomic approaches can be integrated with epidemiological and ecological studies to provide high-resolution answers to open questions about schistosomiasis transmission dynamics, offering a level of precision that is actionable, such that schistosomiasis-control programming can be tailored to regional contexts.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Integrated analyses of growth differentiation factor-15 concentration and cardiometabolic diseases in humans

    Susanna Lemmelä, Eleanor M Wigmore ... Athena Matakidou
    Elevated growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF15) levels do not appear to be a causal factor in body mass index (BMI) in humans but higher BMI does cause increases in GDF15.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Epidemiology and Global Health

    The unmitigated profile of COVID-19 infectiousness

    Ron Sender, Yinon Bar-On ... Ron Milo
    In the absence of COVID-19 mitigation measures, SARS-CoV-2 remains infectious for longer than previously estimated.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Global variation in force-of-infection trends for human Taenia solium taeniasis/cysticercosis

    Matthew A Dixon, Peter Winskill ... María-Gloria Basáñez
    Marked geographical heterogeneity in global Taenia solium transmission rates indicate the need for setting-specific intervention strategies to achieve the WHO NTD 2021-2030 roadmap milestones for T. solium.

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    Indian Council of Medical Research, India
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    University of New South Wales, Australia
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