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Incidence Trends for SARS-CoV-2 Alpha and Beta Variants, Finland, Spring 2021




List of Authors: Kant R, Nguyen PT, Blomqvist S, Erdin M, Alburkat H, Suvanto M, Zakham F, Salminen V, Olander V, Paloniemi M, Huhti L, Lehtinen S, Luukinen B, Jarva H, Kallio-Kokko H, Kurkela S, Lappalainen M, Liimatainen H, Hannula S, Halkilahti J, Ikonen J, Ikonen N, Helve O, Gunell M, Vuorinen T, Plyusnin I, Lindh E, Ellonen P, Sironen T, Savolainen-Kopra C, Smura T, Vapalahti O

Publisher: CENTERS DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION

Publication year: 2021

Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases

Journal name in source: EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Journal acronym: EMERG INFECT DIS

Volume number: 27

Issue number: 12

Number of pages: 5

ISSN: 1080-6040

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2712.211631

URL: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/27/12/21-1631_article


Abstract
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 Alpha and Beta variants became dominant in Finland in spring 2021 but had diminished by summer. We used phylogenetic clustering to identify sources of spreading. We found that outbreaks were mostly seeded by a few introductions, highlighting the importance of surveillance and prevention policies.

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