Module 2.4 – Superspreading event in a pre-symptomatic population
Overview: This module reviews how genomic epidemiology was used to investigate a COVID-19 superspreading event in a congregate care setting. You can read more about this work: Phylogenetic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in Boston highlights the impact of superspreading eventsexternal icon
Presenter: Glen R. Gallagher, PhD (view bio)
Division Director, Molecular Diagnostics and Virology
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
- Presymptomatic transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 among residents and staff at a skilled nursing facility: Results of real-time polymerase chain reaction and serologic testingexternal icon.
Goldberg, et al. Clin Infect Dis, 2020.
- Phylogenetic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in Boston highlights the impact of superspreading eventsexternal icon.
Lemieux, et al. Science, 2020.
- Nextstrain Buildexternal icon
- Superspreading genomesexternal icon.
Alizon. Science, 2021.
- COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with a 10-Day Motorcycle Rally in a Neighboring State — Minnesota, August–September 2020.
Firestone, et al. MMWR, 2020.
- Inference of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 reveals hidden super-spreading events during the early outbreak phaseexternal icon.
Wang, et al. Nat Commun, 2020.
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