Publications

Cohort profile: A Prospective Household cohort study of Influenza, Respiratory syncytial virus and other respiratory pathogens community burden and Transmission dynamics in South Africa, 2016–2018. Cohen, C, McMorrow, ML, Martinson, NA, Kahn, K, Treurnicht, FK, Moyes, J, Mkhencele, T, Hellferscee, O, Lebina, L, Moroe, M, Motlhaoleng, K, Gómez-Olivé, FX, Wagner, R, Tollman, S, Wafawanaka, F, Ngobeni, S, Kleynhans, J, Mathunjwa, A, Buys, A, Maake, L, Wolter, N, Carrim, M, Piketh, S, Language, B, Mathee, A, von Gottberg, A, Tempia, S and for the PHIRST group (2021). Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 15(6): 789-803. DOI: 10.1111/irv.12881

SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence in a Rural and Urban Household Cohort during First and Second Waves of Infections, South Africa, July 2020–March 2021. Kleynhans, J, Tempia, S, Wolter, N, von Gottberg, A, Bhiman, J, Buys, A, Moyes, J, McMorrow, M, Kahn, K, Gómez-Olivé, FX, Tollman, S, Martinson, N, Wafawanaka, F, Lebina, L, du Toit, J, Jassat, W, Neti, M, Brauer, M and Cohen, C (2021). Emerging Infectious Disease journal 27(12): 3020. DOI: 10.3201/eid2712.211465

A Research and Development (R&D) roadmap for influenza vaccines: Looking toward the future. Moore, KA, Ostrowsky, JT, Kraigsley, AM, Mehr, AJ, Bresee, JS, Friede, MH, Gellin, BG, Golding, JP, Hart, PJ, Moen, A, Weller, CL, Osterholm, MT, Influenza Vaccines, R and Taskforce, DR (2021). Vaccine 39(45): 6573-6584. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.08.010

Cytokine response in cerebrospinal fluid of meningitis patients and outcome associated with pneumococcal serotype. Muller, A, Schramm, DB, Kleynhans, J, de Gouveia, L, Meiring, S, Ramette, A, von Gottberg, A and Hathaway, LJ (2021). Sci Rep 11(1): 19920. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-99190-3

Defining the seasonality of respiratory syncytial virus around the world: National and subnational surveillance data from 12 countries. Staadegaard, L, Caini, S, Wangchuk, S, Thapa, B, de Almeida, WAF, de Carvalho, FC, Fasce, RA, Bustos, P, Kyncl, J, Novakova, L, Caicedo, AB, de Mora Coloma, DJ, Meijer, A, Hooiveld, M, Huang, QS, Wood, T, Guiomar, R, Rodrigues, AP, Lee, VJM, Ang, LW, Cohen, C, Moyes, J, Larrauri, A, Delgado-Sanz, C, Demont, C, Bangert, M, Duckers, M, van Summeren, J and Paget, J (2021). Influenza Other Respir Viruses 15(6): 732-741. DOI: 10.1111/irv.12885

Estimating the contribution of HIV-infected adults to household pneumococcal transmission in South Africa, 2016–2018: A hidden Markov modelling study. Thindwa, D, Wolter, N, Pinsent, A, Carrim, M, Ojal, J, Tempia, S, Moyes, J, McMorrow, M, Kleynhans, J, Gottberg, Av, French, N, PHIRST group, Cohen, C and Flasche, S (2021). PLOS Computational Biology 17(12): e1009680. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1009680

Risk Factors for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Death in a Population Cohort Study from the Western Cape Province, South Africa. Western Cape Department of Health in collaboration with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, SA (2021). Clin Infect Dis 73(7): e2005-e2015. DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1198

A year of genomic surveillance reveals how the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic unfolded in Africa. Wilkinson, E, Giovanetti, M, Tegally, H, San, JE, Lessells, R, Cuadros, D, Martin, DP, Rasmussen, DA, Zekri, AN, Sangare, AK, Ouedraogo, AS, Sesay, AK, Priscilla, A, Kemi, AS, Olubusuyi, AM, Oluwapelumi, AOO, Hammami, A, Amuri, AA, Sayed, A, Ouma, AEO, Elargoubi, A, Ajayi, NA, Victoria, AF, Kazeem, A, George, A, Trotter, AJ, Yahaya, AA, Keita, AK, Diallo, A, Kone, A, Souissi, A, Chtourou, A, Gutierrez, AV, Page, AJ, Vinze, A, Iranzadeh, A, Lambisia, A, Ismail, A, Rosemary, A, Sylverken, A, Femi, A, Ibrahimi, A, Marycelin, B, Oderinde, BS, Bolajoko, B, Dhaala, B, Herring, BL, Njanpop-Lafourcade, BM, Kleinhans, B, McInnis, B, Tegomoh, B, Brook, C, Pratt, CB, Scheepers, C, Akoua-Koffi, CG, Agoti, CN, Peyrefitte, C, Daubenberger, C, Morang'a, CM, Nokes, DJ, Amoako, DG, Bugembe, DL, Park, D, Baker, D, Doolabh, D, Ssemwanga, D, Tshiabuila, D, Bassirou, D, Amuzu, DSY, Goedhals, D, Omuoyo, DO, Maruapula, D, Foster-Nyarko, E, Lusamaki, EK, Simulundu, E, Ong'era, EM, Ngabana, EN, Shumba, E, El Fahime, E, Lokilo, E, Mukantwari, E, Philomena, E, Belarbi, E, Simon-Loriere, E, Anoh, EA, Leendertz, F, Ajili, F, Enoch, FO, Wasfi, F, Abdelmoula, F, Mosha, FS, Takawira, FT, Derrar, F, Bouzid, F, Onikepe, F, Adeola, F, Muyembe, FM, Tanser, F, Dratibi, FA, Mbunsu, GK, Thilliez, G, Kay, GL, Githinji, G, van Zyl, G, Awandare, GA, Schubert, G, Maphalala, GP, Ranaivoson, HC, Lemriss, H, Anise, H, Abe, H, Karray, HH, Nansumba, H, Elgahzaly, HA, Gumbo, H, Smeti, I, Ayed, IB, Odia, I, Ben Boubaker, IB, Gaaloul, I, Gazy, I, Mudau, I, Ssewanyana, I, Konstantinus, I, Lekana-Douk, JB, Makangara, JC, Tamfum, JM, Heraud, JM, Shaffer, JG, Giandhari, J, Li, J, Yasuda, J, Mends, JQ, Kiconco, J, Morobe, JM, Gyapong, JO, Okolie, JC, Kayiwa, JT, Edwards, JA, Gyamfi, J, Farah, J, Nakaseegu, J, Ngoi, JM, Namulondo, J, Andeko, JC, Lutwama, JJ, O'Grady, J, Siddle, K, Adeyemi, KT, Tumedi, KA, Said, KM, Hae-Young, K, Duedu, KO, Belyamani, L, Fki-Berrajah, L, Singh, L, Martins, LO, Tyers, L, Ramuth, M, Mastouri, M, Aouni, M, El Hefnawi, M, Matsheka, MI, Kebabonye, M, Diop, M, Turki, M, Paye, M, Nyaga, MM, Mareka, M, Damaris, MM, Mburu, MW, Mpina, M, Nwando, M, Owusu, M, Wiley, MR, Youtchou, MT, Ayekaba, MO, Abouelhoda, M, Seadawy, MG, Khalifa, MK, Sekhele, M, Ouadghiri, M, Diagne, MM, Mwenda, M, Allam, M, Phan, MVT, Abid, N, Touil, N, Rujeni, N, Kharrat, N, Ismael, N, Dia, N, Mabunda, N, Hsiao, NY, Silochi, NB, Nsenga, N, Gumede, N, Mulder, N, Ndodo, N, Razanajatovo, NH, Iguosadolo, N, Judith, O, Kingsley, OC, Sylvanus, O, Peter, O, Femi, O, Idowu, O, Testimony, O, Chukwuma, OE, Ogah, OE, Onwuamah, CK, Cyril, O, Faye, O, Tomori, O, Ondoa, P, Combe, P, Semanda, P, Oluniyi, PE, Arnaldo, P, Quashie, PK, Dussart, P, Bester, PA, Mbala, PK, Ayivor-Djanie, R, Njouom, R, Phillips, RO, Gorman, R, Kingsley, RA, Carr, RAA, El Kabbaj, S, Gargouri, S, Masmoudi, S, Sankhe, S, Lawal, SB, Kassim, S, Trabelsi, S, Metha, S, Kammoun, S, Lemriss, S, Agwa, SHA, Calvignac-Spencer, S, Schaffner, SF, Doumbia, S, Mandanda, SM, Aryeetey, S, Ahmed, SS, Elhamoumi, S, Andriamandimby, S, Tope, S, Lekana-Douki, S, Prosolek, S, Ouangraoua, S, Mundeke, SA, Rudder, S, Panji, S, Pillay, S, Engelbrecht, S, Nabadda, S, Behillil, S, Budiaki, SL, van der Werf, S, Mashe, T, Aanniz, T, Mohale, T, Le-Viet, T, Schindler, T, Anyaneji, UJ, Chinedu, U, Ramphal, U, Jessica, U, George, U, Fonseca, V, Enouf, V, Gorova, V, Roshdy, WH, Ampofo, WK, Preiser, W, Choga, WT, Bediako, Y, Naidoo, Y, Butera, Y, de Laurent, ZR, Sall, AA, Rebai, A, von Gottberg, A, Kouriba, B, Williamson, C, Bridges, DJ, Chikwe, I, Bhiman, JN, Mine, M, Cotten, M, Moyo, S, Gaseitsiwe, S, Saasa, N, Sabeti, PC, Kaleebu, P, Tebeje, YK, Tessema, SK, Happi, C, Nkengasong, J and de Oliveira, T (2021). Science 374(6566): 423-431. DOI: 10.1126/science.abj4336

Mortality in children aged <5 years with severe acute respiratory illness in a high HIV-prevalence urban and rural areas of South Africa, 2009-2013. Ayeni, OA, Walaza, S, Tempia, S, Groome, M, Kahn, K, Madhi, SA, Cohen, AL, Moyes, J, Venter, M, Pretorius, M, Treurnicht, F, Hellferscee, O, von Gottberg, A, Wolter, N and Cohen, C (2021). PLoS One 16(8): e0255941. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0255941

An evaluation of an influenza vaccination campaign targeting pregnant women in 27 clinics in two provinces of South Africa, 2015 - 2018. Bishop, K, McMorrow, M, Meiring, S, Walaza, S, Rossi, L, Mhlanga, S, Tempia, S, Mathunjwa, A, Kleynhans, J, Appiah, GD, McAnerney, JM, Zar, HJ and Cohen, C (2021). BMC Health Serv Res 21(1): 941. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-021-06962-8

The Role of Molecular Testing in Pediatric Meningitis Surveillance in Southern and East African Countries, 2008-2017. du Plessis, M, de Gouveia, L, Freitas, C, Abera, NA, Lula, BS, Raboba, JL, Nhantumbo, AA, Jantjies, E, Uwimana, J, Phungwayo, N, Maphalala, G, Masona, G, Muyombe, J, Mugisha, D, Nalumansi, E, Odongkara, M, Lukwesa-Musyani, C, Nakazwe, R, Dondo, V, Macharaga, J, Weldegebriel, GG, Mwenda, JM, Serhan, F, Cohen, AL, Lessa, FC and von Gottberg, A (2021). J Infect Dis 224(Supplement_3): S194-s203. DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiab092

Detection of Victoria lineage influenza B viruses with K162 and N163 deletions in the hemagglutinin gene, South Africa, 2018. Hellferscee, O, Treurnicht, F, Gaelejwe, L, Moerdyk, A, Reubenson, G, McMorrow, M, Tempia, S, McAnerney, J, Walaza, S, Wolter, N, von Gottberg, A and Cohen, C (2021). Health Sci Rep 4(3): e367. DOI: 10.1002/hsr2.367

Influenza surveillance capacity improvements in Africa during 2011-2017. Igboh, LS, McMorrow, M, Tempia, S, Emukule, GO, Talla Nzussouo, N, McCarron, M, Williams, T, Weatherspoon, V, Moen, A, Fawzi, D, Njouom, R, Nakoune, E, Dauoda, C, Kavunga-Membo, H, Okeyo, M, Heraud, JM, Mambule, IK, Sow, SO, Tivane, A, Lagare, A, Adebayo, A, Dia, N, Mmbaga, V, Maman, I, Lutwama, J, Simusika, P, Walaza, S, Mangtani, P, Nguipdop-Djomo, P, Cohen, C and Azziz-Baumgartner, E (2021). Influenza Other Respir Viruses 15(4): 495-505. DOI: 10.1111/irv.12818

Risk factors for COVID-19-related in-hospital mortality in a high HIV and tuberculosis prevalence setting in South Africa: a cohort study. Jassat, W, Cohen, C, Tempia, S, Masha, M, Goldstein, S, Kufa, T, Murangandi, P, Savulescu, D, Walaza, S, Bam, J-L, Davies, M-A, Prozesky, HW, Naude, J, Mnguni, AT, Lawrence, CA, Mathema, HT, Zamparini, J, Black, J, Mehta, R, Parker, A, Chikobvu, P, Dawood, H, Muvhango, N, Strydom, R, Adelekan, T, Mdlovu, B, Moodley, N, Namavhandu, EL, Rheeder, P, Venturas, J, Magula, N, Blumberg, L, Abdullah, S, Abrahams, F, Adams, V, Adnane, F, Adoni, S, Adoons, DM, Africa, V, Aguinaga, D, Akach, S, Alakram Khelawon, P, Aldrich, G, Alesinloye, O, Aletta, MB, Alice, M, Aphane, T, et.al (2021). The Lancet HIV 8(9): e554-e567. DOI: 10.1016/S2352-3018(21)00151-X

Difference in mortality among individuals admitted to hospital with COVID-19 during the first and second waves in South Africa: a cohort study. Jassat, W, Mudara, C, Ozougwu, L, Tempia, S, Blumberg, L, Davies, M-A, Pillay, Y, Carter, T, Morewane, R, Wolmarans, M, von Gottberg, A, Bhiman, JN, Walaza, S, Cohen, C and group, Da (2021). The Lancet Global Health. DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(21)00289-8

The importation and establishment of community transmission of SARS-CoV-2 during the first eight weeks of the South African COVID-19 epidemic. McCarthy, KM, Tempia, S, Kufa, T, Kleynhans, J, Wolter, N, Jassat, W, Ebonwu, J, von Gottberg, A, Erasmus, L, Muchengeti, M, Walaza, S, Ntshoe, G, Shonhiwa, AM, Manana, PN, Pillay, Y, Moonasar, D, Muthivhi, T, Mngemane, S, Mlisana, K, Chetty, K, Blumberg, LH, Cohen, C and Govender, NP (2021). EClinicalMedicine 39: 101072. DOI: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.101072

A Retrospective observational cohort study of the effect of antenatal influenza vaccination on birth outcomes in Cape Town, South Africa, 2015-2016. McMorrow, ML, Rossi, L, Meiring, S, Bishop, K, Itzikowitz, R, Isaacs, W, Stellenboom, F, Walaza, S, Hellferscee, O, Treurnicht, FK, Zar, HJ, Tempia, S and Cohen, C (2021). Influenza and other respiratory viruses 15(4): 446-456. DOI: 10.1111/irv.12836

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Is Associated With Increased Meningococcal Carriage Acquisition Among First-year Students in 2 South African Universities. Meiring, S, Cohen, C, de Gouveia, L, du Plessis, M, Ganesh, K, Kleynhans, J, Quan, V, Tempia, S and von Gottberg, A (2021). Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 73(1): e28-e38. DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciaa521

Excess invasive meningococcal disease associated with seasonal influenza, South Africa, 2003-2018. Meiring, S, Tempia, S, Dominic, EM, de Gouveia, L, McAnerney, J, von Gottberg, A and Cohen, C (2021). Clin Infect Dis. DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciab702

The Global Landscape of Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis Data Reported to the World Health Organization-Coordinated Invasive Bacterial Vaccine-Preventable Disease Surveillance Network, 2014-2019. Nakamura, T, Cohen, AL, Schwartz, S, Mwenda, JM, Weldegebriel, G, Biey, JNM, Katsande, R, Ghoniem, A, Fahmy, K, Rahman, HA, Videbaek, D, Daniels, D, Singh, S, Wasley, A, Rey-Benito, G, de Oliveira, L, Ortiz, C, Tondo, E, Liyanage, JBL, Sharifuzzaman, M, Grabovac, V, Batmunkh, N, Logronio, J, Heffelfinger, J, Fox, K, De Gouveia, L, von Gottberg, A, Du Plessis, M, Kwambana-Adams, B, Antonio, M, El Gohary, S, Azmy, A, Gamal, A, Voropaeva, E, Egorova, E, Urban, Y, Duarte, C, Veeraraghavan, B, Saha, S, Howden, B, Sait, M, Jung, S, Bae, S, Litt, D, Seaton, S, Slack, M, Antoni, S, Ouattara, M, Van Beneden, C and Serhan, F (2021). J Infect Dis 224(Supplement_3): S161-s173. DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiab217

Decline in Vaccine-Type Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotypes Following Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Introduction in Madagascar. Raboba, JL, Rahajamanana, VL, Andriatahirintsoa, EPR, Razafindrakoto, AC, Andrianarivelo, AM, Nimpa Mengouo, M, Vuo Masembe, Y, Weldegebriel, GG, de Gouveia, L, Mwenda, JM and Robinson, AL (2021). J Infect Dis 224(Supplement_3): S285-s292. DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiab226

Decline of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus detection in facility-based surveillance during the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa, January to October 2020. Tempia, S, Walaza, S, Bhiman, JN, McMorrow, ML, Moyes, J, Mkhencele, T, Meiring, S, Quan, V, Bishop, K, McAnerney, JM, von Gottberg, A, Wolter, N, Du Plessis, M, Treurnicht, FK, Hellferscee, O, Dawood, H, Naby, F, Variava, E, Siwele, C, Baute, N, Nel, J, Reubenson, G, Zar, HJ and Cohen, C (2021). Euro Surveill 26(29). DOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.Es.2021.26.29.2001600

Human respiratory syncytial virus diversity and epidemiology among patients hospitalized with severe respiratory illness in South Africa, 2012-2015. Valley-Omar, Z, Tempia, S, Hellferscee, O, Walaza, S, Variava, E, Dawood, H, Kahn, K, McMorrow, M, Pretorius, M, Mtshali, S, Mamorobela, E, Wolter, N, Venter, M, von Gottberg, A, Cohen, C and Treurnicht, FK (2021). Influenza Other Respir Viruses. DOI: 10.1111/irv.12905

Epidemiology of Pertussis in Individuals of All Ages Hospitalized With Respiratory Illness in South Africa, January 2013-December 2018. Wolter, N, Cohen, C, Tempia, S, Walaza, S, Moosa, F, du Plessis, M, McMorrow, ML, Treurnicht, FK, Hellferscee, O, Dawood, H, Variava, E and von Gottberg, A (2021). Clin Infect Dis 73(3): e745-e753. DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciab089

The Burden of Invasive Bacterial Disease and the Impact of 10-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Children <5 years hospitalized for Meningitis in Lusaka, Zambia, 2010-2019. Yamba, K, Mpabalwani, E, Nakazwe, R, Mulendele, E, Weldegebriel, G, Mwenda, JM, Katsande, R, de Gouveia, L, Chizema-Kawesha, E, Chanda, R, Matapo, B, Mwansa, JCL and Lukwesa-Musyani, C (2021). J Infect Dis 224(Supplement_3): S275-s284. DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiab193

Impact and effectiveness of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on population incidence of vaccine and non-vaccine serotype invasive pneumococcal disease in Blantyre, Malawi, 2006-18: prospective observational time-series and case-control studies. Bar-Zeev, N, Swarthout, TD, Everett, DB, Alaerts, M, Msefula, J, Brown, C, Bilima, S, Mallewa, J, King, C, von Gottberg, A, Verani, JR, Whitney, CG, Mwansambo, C, Gordon, SB, Cunliffe, NA, French, N, Heyderman, RS and VacSurv, C (2021). The Lancet. Global health 9(7): e989-e998. DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(21)00165-0

Changes in Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 1 Following Introduction of PCV10 and PCV13: Findings from the PSERENADE Project. Bennett, JC, Hetrich, MK, Garcia Quesada, M, Sinkevitch, JN, Deloria Knoll, M, Feikin, DR, Zeger, SL, Kagucia, EW, Cohen, AL, Ampofo, K, Brandileone, M-CC, Bruden, D, Camilli, R, Castilla, J, Chan, G, Cook, H, Cornick, JE, Dagan, R, Dalby, T, Danis, K, de Miguel, S, De Wals, P, Desmet, S, Georgakopoulou, T, Gilkison, C, Grgic-Vitek, M, Hammitt, LL, Hilty, M, Ho, P-L, Jayasinghe, S, Kellner, JD, Kleynhans, J, Knol, MJ, Kozakova, J, Kristinsson, KG, Ladhani, SN, MacDonald, L, Mackenzie, GA, Mad'arová, L, McGeer, A, Mereckiene, J, Morfeldt, E, Mungun, T, Muñoz-Almagro, C, Nuorti, JP, Paragi, M, Pilishvili, T, Puentes, R, Saha, SK, Sahu Khan, A, Savrasova, L, Scott, JA, Skoczyńska, A, Suga, S, van der Linden, M, Verani, JR, von Gottberg, A, Winje, BA, Yildirim, I, Zerouali, K, Hayford, K and The Pserenade, T (2021). Microorganisms 9(4): 696. DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms9040696

Changes in the incidence of invasive disease due to Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Neisseria meningitidis during the COVID-19 pandemic in 26 countries and territories in the Invasive Respiratory Infection Surveillance Initiative: a prospective analysis of surveillance data. Brueggemann, AB, Jansen van Rensburg, MJ, Shaw, D, McCarthy, ND, Jolley, KA, Maiden, MCJ, van der Linden, MPG, Amin-Chowdhury, Z, Bennett, DE, Borrow, R, Brandileone, M-CC, Broughton, K, Campbell, R, Cao, B, Casanova, C, Choi, EH, Chu, YW, Clark, SA, Claus, H, Coelho, J, Corcoran, M, Cottrell, S, Cunney, RJ, Dalby, T, Davies, H, de Gouveia, L, Deghmane, A-E, Demczuk, W, Desmet, S, Drew, RJ, du Plessis, M, Erlendsdottir, H, Fry, NK, Fuursted, K, Gray, SJ, Henriques-Normark, B, Hale, T, Hilty, M, Hoffmann, S, Humphreys, H, Ip, M, Jacobsson, S, Johnston, J, Kozakova, J, Kristinsson, KG, Krizova, P, Kuch, A, Ladhani, SN, Lâm, T-T, Lebedova, V, Lindholm, L, Litt, DJ, Martin, I, Martiny, D, Mattheus, W, McElligott, M, Meehan, M, Meiring, S, Mölling, P, Morfeldt, E, Morgan, J, Mulhall, RM, Muñoz-Almagro, C, Murdoch, DR, Murphy, J, Musilek, M, Mzabi, A, Perez-Argüello, A, Perrin, M, Perry, M, Redin, A, Roberts, R, Roberts, M, Rokney, A, Ron, M, Scott, KJ, Sheppard, CL, Siira, L, Skoczyńska, A, Sloan, M, Slotved, H-C, Smith, AJ, Song, JY, Taha, M-K, Toropainen, M, Tsang, D, Vainio, A, van Sorge, NM, Varon, E, Vlach, J, Vogel, U, Vohrnova, S, von Gottberg, A, Zanella, RC and Zhou, F (2021). The Lancet Digital Health 3(6): e360-e370. DOI: 10.1016/S2589-7500(21)00077-7

Escape of SARS-CoV-2 501Y.V2 from neutralization by convalescent plasma. Cele, S, Gazy, I, Jackson, L, Hwa, S-H, Tegally, H, Lustig, G, Giandhari, J, Pillay, S, Wilkinson, E, Naidoo, Y, Karim, F, Ganga, Y, Khan, K, Bernstein, M, Balazs, AB, Gosnell, BI, Hanekom, W, Moosa, M-YS, Abrahams, S, Alcantara, LCJ, Alisoltani-Dehkordi, A, Allam, M, Bhiman, JN, Davies, M-A, Doolabh, D, Engelbrecht, S, Fonseca, V, Giovanetti, M, Glass, AJ, Godzik, A, Goedhals, D, Hardie, D, Hsiao, M, Iranzadeh, A, Ismail, A, Korsman, S, Pond, SLK, Laguda-Akingba, O, Lourenco, J, Marais, G, Martin, D, Maslo, C, Mlisana, K, Mohale, T, Msomi, N, Mudau, I, Petruccione, F, Preiser, W, San, EJ, Sewell, BT, Tyers, L, Van Zyl, G, von Gottberg, A, Walaza, S, Weaver, S, Wibmer, CK, Williamson, C, York, D, Archary, M, Dullabh, KJ, Goulder, P, Harilall, S, Harling, G, Harrichandparsad, R, Herbst, K, Jeena, P, Khoza, T, Klein, N, Kløverpris, H, Leslie, A, Madansein, R, Marakalala, M, Mazibuko, M, Moshabela, M, Mthabela, N, Naidoo, K, Ndhlovu, Z, Ndung’u, T, Nyamande, K, Padayatchi, N, Patel, V, Ramjit, D, Rodel, H, Smit, T, Steyn, A, Wong, E, Lessells, RJ, de Oliveira, T, Sigal, A, Network for Genomic Surveillance in South, A and Team, C-K (2021). Nature 593(7857): 142-146. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-03471-w

Asymptomatic transmission and high community burden of seasonal influenza in an urban and a rural community in South Africa, 2017-18 (PHIRST): a population cohort study. Cohen, C, Kleynhans, J, Moyes, J, McMorrow, ML, Treurnicht, FK, Hellferscee, O, Mathunjwa, A, von Gottberg, A, Wolter, N, Martinson, NA, Kahn, K, Lebina, L, Mothlaoleng, K, Wafawanaka, F, Gómez-Olivé, FX, Mkhencele, T, Mathee, A, Piketh, S, Language, B, Tempia, S, Buys, A, Mathee, A, von Gottberg, A, Language, B, Cohen, C, Maake, L, Wafawanaka, F, Treurnicht, F, Kleynhans, J, Moyes, J, Kahn, K, Mothlaoleng, K, Lebina, L, Carrim, M, McMorrow, ML, Martinson, NA, Wolter, N, Hellferscee, O, Wagner, RG, Tempia, S, Piketh, S, Mkhencele, T and Gómes-Olivé, FX (2021). The Lancet Global Health 9(6): e863-e874. DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(21)00141-8

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