Geographical and temporal distribution of SARS-CoV-2 clades in the WHO European Region, January to June 2020
Erik Alm, Eeva K Broberg, Thomas Connor, Emma B Hodcroft, Andrey B Komissarov, Sebastian Maurer-Stroh, Angeliki Melidou, Richard A Neher, Áine O’Toole, Dmitriy Pereyaslov , The WHO European Region sequencing laboratories and GISAID EpiCoV group*
*Joan Martí-Carreras and Piet Maes of HONOURs are part of the WHO European Region sequencing laboratories and GISAID EpiCoV group
Using three genomic nomenclature systems and all sequence data from the World Health Organization European Region available until 10 July 2020, the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 genetic clades over time and between countries is visualized. The study shows the importance of real-time sequencing and data dissemination in a pandemic situation.
Published, August 2020, in Eurosurveilance