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About: Eurosurveillance is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Outbreak & Population. It has an ISSN identifier of 1025-496X. It is also open access. Over the lifetime, 5844 publication(s) have been published receiving 159795 citation(s). The journal is also known as: Euro surveillance & Euro Surveill. more

Topics: Outbreak, Population, European union more

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.3.2000045
Victor M. Corman1, Olfert Landt, Marco Kaiser, Richard Molenkamp2  +20 moreInstitutions (5)
23 Jan 2020-Eurosurveillance
Abstract: Background The ongoing outbreak of the recently emerged novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) poses a challenge for public health laboratories as virus isolates are unavailable while there is growing evidence that the outbreak is more widespread than initially thought, and international spread through travellers does already occur. Aim We aimed to develop and deploy robust diagnostic methodology for use in public health laboratory settings without having virus material available. Methods Here we present a validated diagnostic workflow for 2019-nCoV, its design relying on close genetic relatedness of 2019-nCoV with SARS coronavirus, making use of synthetic nucleic acid technology. Results The workflow reliably detects 2019-nCoV, and further discriminates 2019-nCoV from SARS-CoV. Through coordination between academic and public laboratories, we confirmed assay exclusivity based on 297 original clinical specimens containing a full spectrum of human respiratory viruses. Control material is made available through European Virus Archive – Global (EVAg), a European Union infrastructure project. Conclusion The present study demonstrates the enormous response capacity achieved through coordination of academic and public laboratories in national and European research networks. more

Topics: European union (57%)

4,402 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.10.2000180
Kenji Mizumoto1, Kenji Mizumoto2, Katsushi Kagaya3, Katsushi Kagaya2  +2 moreInstitutions (4)
12 Mar 2020-Eurosurveillance
Abstract: On 5 February 2020, in Yokohama, Japan, a cruise ship hosting 3,711 people underwent a 2-week quarantine after a former passenger was found with COVID-19 post-disembarking. As at 20 February, 634 persons on board tested positive for the causative virus. We conducted statistical modelling to derive the delay-adjusted asymptomatic proportion of infections, along with the infections' timeline. The estimated asymptomatic proportion was 17.9% (95% credible interval (CrI): 15.5-20.2%). Most infections occurred before the quarantine start. more

1,841 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.13.30494
Yuelong Shu1, John W. McCauley2Institutions (2)
30 Mar 2017-Eurosurveillance
Abstract: Yuelong Shu1, John McCauley2 1. WHO Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Influenza, Chinese National Influenza Center, National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China 2. WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, Crick Worldwide Influenza Centre, the Francis Crick Institute, London, United Kingdom more

Topics: Public health informatics (64%), Data sharing (57%), Global health (56%) more

1,373 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.5.2000062
06 Feb 2020-Eurosurveillance
Abstract: A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is causing an outbreak of viral pneumonia that started in Wuhan, China. Using the travel history and symptom onset of 88 confirmed cases that were detected outside Wuhan in the early outbreak phase, we estimate the mean incubation period to be 6.4 days (95% credible interval: 5.6-7.7), ranging from 2.1 to 11.1 days (2.5th to 97.5th percentile). These values should help inform 2019-nCoV case definitions and appropriate quarantine durations. more

1,175 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.4.2000058
Julien Riou1, Christian L. Althaus1Institutions (1)
30 Jan 2020-Eurosurveillance
Abstract: Since December 2019, China has been experiencing a large outbreak of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which can cause respiratory disease and severe pneumonia. We estimated the basic reproduction number R0 of 2019-nCoV to be around 2.2 (90% high density interval: 1.4–3.8), indicating the potential for sustained human-to-human transmission. Transmission characteristics appear to be of similar magnitude to severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and pandemic influenza, indicating a risk of global spread. more

Topics: Coronavirus (60%)

979 Citations

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Richard Pebody

70 papers, 3.7K citations

Daniel Lévy-Bruhl

50 papers, 2.1K citations

Marion Koopmans

43 papers, 2.2K citations

Maria Zambon

27 papers, 6.1K citations

Denis Coulombier

27 papers, 467 citations

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