Incidence trends for SARS-CoV-2 Alpha and Beta variants, Finland, spring 2021

Ravi Kant, Phuoc Truong Nguyen, Soile Blomqvist, Mert Erdin, Hussein Alburkat, Maija Suvanto, Fathiah Zakham, Veera Salminen, Viktor Olander, Minna Paloniemi, Leena Huhti, Sara Lehtinen, Bruno Luukinen, Hanna Jarva, Hannimari Kallio-Kokko, Satu Kurkela, Maija Lappalainen, Hanna Liimatainen, Sari Hannula, Jani HalkilahtiJonna Ikonen, Niina Ikonen, Otto Helve, Marianne Gunell, Tytti Vuorinen, Ilya Plyusnin, Erika Lindh, Pekka Ellonen, Tarja Sironen, Carita Savolainen-Kopra, Teemu Smura, Olli Vapalahti

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3137-3141
Number of pages5
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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