publication . Article . 2021

Genomic Analysis and Lineage Identification of SARS-CoV-2 Strains in Migrants Accessing Europe Through the Libyan Route

Tramuto, Fabio; Reale, Stefano; Lo Presti, Alessandra; Vitale, Francesco; Pulvirenti, Claudio; Rezza, Giovanni; Vitale, Fabrizio; Purpari, Giuseppa; Maida, Carmelo Massimo; Zichichi, Salvatore; ...
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  • Published: 15 Apr 2021 Journal: Frontiers in Public Health, volume 9 (eissn: 2296-2565, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
<jats:p>Many African countries, representing the origin of the majority of refugees, asylum-seekers, and other migrants, toward regions bordering on the Mediterranean area, are experiencing sustained local transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Sicily is one of the main entry gates of migrants crossing into Europe. We conducted a pilot study, based on the full-genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 strains isolated from migrants coming to Sicily by crossing the Mediterranean Sea, with the aim to investigate the viral genome polymorphism and to describe their genetic variations and the phylogenetic relationships. On June 21, a nong...
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Medical Subject Headings: virus diseasesfungiviruses
free text keywords: Public Health, Brief Research Report, SARS-CoV-2, molecular surveillance, migrant, asylum-seeker, Mediterranean Sea, NGS
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