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The decline of the 2022 Italian mpox epidemic: Role of behavior changes and control strategies

2024

Authors: Guzzetta G, Marziano V, Mammone A, Siddu A, Ferraro F, Caraglia A, Maraglino F, Rezza G, Vespignani A, Longini I, Ajelli M, Merler S.

Published in: Nature Communications

The socioeconomic impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on families affected by childhood respiratory illnesses in Cape Town, South Africa

2024

Authors: Anthony MG, Hoddinott G, Van Niekerk M, Dewandel I, McKenzie C, Bekker C, Rabie H, Redfern A, van der Zalm MM

Published in: PLOS Global Public Health

Lower respiratory tract infection admissions and deaths among children under 5 years in public sector facilities in the Western Cape Province, South Africa, before and during the COVID-19 pandemic (2019 – 2021)

2024

Authors: Kehoe K, Morden E, Zinyakatira N, Heekes A, Jones H, Walter S, Jacobs T, Murray J, Buys H, Redaniel MT, Davies MA.

Published in: South African Medical Journal

SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Hospitalization in Immunocompromised Children: A Population-Based Study

2024

Authors: Di Chiara C, Giugni A, Le Prevost M, Boracchini R, Barbieri E, Lupattelli A, Giaquinto C, Donà D, Cantarutti A.

Presented at: ICAR-CROI Awards for young Italian investigators, March 2024

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SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Hospitalization in Immunocompromised Children: A Population-Based Study

2024

Authors: Di Chiara C, Giugni A, Le Prevost M, Boracchini R, Barbieri E, Lupattelli A, Giaquinto C, Donà D, Cantarutti A.

Presented at: CROI 2024

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Risk of SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection in Children Within the 12 Months Following Mild COVID-19: Insights From a Survey Study

2024

Authors: Di Chiara C, Boracchini R, Cantarutti A, Kakkar F, Oletto A, Padoan A, Donà D, Giaquinto C.

Published in: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

Age-specific transmission dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 during the first two years of the pandemic

2024

Authors: Boldea O, Alipoor A, Pei S, Shaman J, Rozhnova G.

Published in: PNAS Nexus

How does post COVID differ from other post-viral conditions in childhood and adolescence (0–20 years old)? A systematic review

2024

Authors: Minotti C, McKenzie C, Dewandel I, Bekker C, Sturniolo G, Doni D, Giaquinto C, Van Der Zalm MM, Donà D.

Published in: eClinical Medicine

Epidemic graph diagrams as analytics for epidemic control in the data-rich era

2024

Authors: Valdano E, Colombi D, Poletto C, Colizza V.

Published in: Nature Communications

Clinical spectrum of disease and outcomes in children with Omicron SARS-COV-2 infection in Cape Town, South Africa

2024

Authors: Bekker C, Dewandel I, Redfern A, McKenzie C, Lishman J, Verhagen LM, Claassen M, Wilson S, Dunbar R, Bosch C, van Zyl G, Preiser W, Goussard P, Rabie H, van der Zalm MM.

Published in: IJTLD OPEN

Changing character and waning impact of COVID-19 at a tertiary centre in Cape Town, South Africa

2023

Authors: Hermans LE, Booysen P, Boloko L, Adriaanse M, de Wet TJ, Lifson AR, Wadee N, Papavarnavas N, Marais G, Hsiao NY, Rosslee MJ, Symons G, Calligaro GL, Iranzadeh A, Wilkinson RJ, Ntusi NAB, Williamson C, Davies MA, Meintjes G, Wasserman S.

Published in: Southern African journal of infectious diseases

Stronger and durable SARS-CoV-2 immune response to mRNA vaccines in 5–11 years old children with prior COVID-19

2023

Authors: Di Chiara C, Cantarutti A, Petrara MR, Bonfante F, Benetti E, Boracchini R, Bosa L, Carmona F, Cosma C, Cotugno N, Le Prevost M, Martini G, Meneghel A, Pagliari M, Palma P, Ruffoni E, Zin A, De Rossi A, Giaquinto C, Donà D, Padoan A.

Published in: Vaccine

Longevity of mucosal and systemic SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in South African vs Dutch children with respiratory tract infections

2023

Authors: van Weelden G, Dewandel I, de Jonge MI, Redfern A, Bekker C, Lochan H, van der Gaast C, Van Niekerk M, Mentor M, Mfazwe A, Fröberg J, Diavatopoulos D, Donà D, Rabie H, van der Zalm M, Verhagen LM.

Presented at: International Congress of Immunology (IUIS)

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Persistence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in children and adults / Persistenza di anticorpi anti-SARS-CoV-2 in bambini e adulti

2023

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Exploring associations between Mpox-related health outcomes and HIV status

2023

Authors: Nicolò Girometti

Presented at: EACS 2023

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SARS-CoV-2 transmission patterns in educational settings during the Alpha wave in Reggio-Emilia, Italy

2023

Authors: Molina Grané C, Mancuso P, Vicentini M, Venturelli F, Djuric O, Manica M, Guzzetta G, Marziano V, Zardini A, d’Andrea V, Trentini F, Bisaccia E, Larosa E, Cilloni S, Cassinadri MT, Pezzotti P, Ajelli M, Rossi PG, Merler S, Poletti P.

Published in: Epidemics

Behavioral Changes Associated With COVID-19 Vaccination: Cross-National Online Survey

2023

Authors: De Gaetano A, Bajardi P, Gozzi N, Perra N, Perrotta D, Paolotti D.

Published in: Journal of Medical Internet Research

COVID-19 and MIS-C treatment in children—results from an international survey

2023

Authors: Donà D, Minotti C, Masini T, Penazzato M, Van Der Zalm MM, Judd A, Giaquinto C, Lallemant M & Survey Respondents Consortium.

Published in: European Journal of Pediatrics

Minimising school disruption under high incidence conditions due to the Omicron variant in France, Switzerland, Italy, in January 2022

2023

Authors: Colosi E, Bassignana G, Barrat A, Lina B, Vanhems P, Bielicki J, Colizza V.

Published in: MedRxiv (preprint) and Eurosurveillance

Reconstruction of SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks in a primary school using epidemiological and genomic data

2023

Authors: Kremer C, Torneri A, Libin PJK, Meex C, Hayette MP, Bontems S, Durkin K, Artesi M, Bours V, Lemey P, Darcis G, Hens N, Meuris C.

Published in: Epidemics

Clinical features of COVID-19 in Italian outpatient children and adolescents during Parental, Delta, and Omicron waves: a prospective, observational, cohort study

2023

Authors: Di Chiara C, Boracchini R, Sturniolo G, Barbieri A, Costenaro P, Cozzani S, De Pieri M, Liberati C, Zin A, Padoan A, Bonfante F, Kakkar F, Cantarutti A, Donà D, Giaquinto C.

Published in: Frontiers in Pediatrics

Flexible Bayesian estimation of incubation times

2023

Authors: Gressani O, Torneri A, Hens N, Faes C.

Published in: medRxiv

COVID-19 among adults living with HIV: correlates of mortality among public sector healthcare users in Western Cape, South Africa

2023

Authors: Kassanjee, R., Davies, M.-A., Ngwenya, O., Osei-Yeboah, R., Jacobs, T., Morden, E., Timmerman, V., Britz, S., Mendelson, M., Taljaard, J., Riou, J., Boulle, A., Tiffin, N. and Zinyakatira, N.

Published in: Journal of the International AIDS Society

Evolutionary implications of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination for the future design of vaccination strategies

2023

Authors: Rouzine IM, Rozhnova G.

Published in: Nature Communications Medicine

Evaluation of Waning of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine-Induced Immunity: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

2023

Authors: Menegale F, Manica M, Zardini A, Guzzetta G, Marziano V, D’Andrea V, Trentini F, Ajelli M, Poletti P, Merler S.

Published in: JAMA Network Open

Clinical Presentation and Outcome of Acute Respiratory Illnesses in South African Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2023

Authors: Redfern A, van der Zalm MM, Lishman J, Goussard P, Smit L, Dagan R, Barday M, Mare M, Claassen M, Van Zyl G, Rabie H, Verhagen LM.

Published in: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

The impact of variant and vaccination on SARS-CoV-2 symptomatology; three prospective household cohorts

2023

Authors: Westerhof I, de Hoog M, Ieven M, Lammens C, van Beek J, Rozhnova G, Eggink D, Euser S, Wildenbeest J, Duijts L, van Houten M, Goossens H, Giaquinto C, Bruijning‑Verhagen P.

Presented at: ESPID 2023

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Ethnic group differences in rates of SARS-CoV-2 testing, PCR-confirmed infections and COVID-19 related hospital admissions in young children by SARS-CoV-2- variant: national birth cohort study

2023

Authors: Abdullahi F, Hardelid P, Nguyen V, Thorne C, Linda Wijlaar.

Presented at: ESPID 2023

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Clinical presentation and outcome of acute respiratory illnesses in South African children during the COVID-19 pandemic

2023

Authors: Redfern A, van der Zalm MM, Lishman J, Goussard P, Smit L, Dagan R, Barday MM, Mare M, Claassen M, Van Zyl G, Rabie H, Verhagen LM.

Presented at: ESPID 2023

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Clinical features of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children and adolescents who experienced COVID-19 across Parental, Delta, and Omicron waves in Italy: a prospective observational study

2023

Authors: Di Chiara C, Boracchini R, Sturniolo G, Barbieri A, Costenaro P, De Pieri M, Liberati C, Zin A, Cozzani S, Padoan A, Bonfante F, Kakkar F, Cantarutti A, Donà D, Giaquinto C.

Presented at: ESPID 2023

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Hybrid immunity upon mRNA vaccines induce a stronger and durable SARS-CoV-2 immune response in children

2023

Authors: Di Chiara C, Cantarutti A, Petrara MR, Bonfante F, Cosma C, Carmona F, Pagliari M, Cotugno N, Boracchini R, Meneghel A, Benetti E, Bosa L, Palma P, De Rossi A, Giaquinto C, Donà D, Padoan A, and the VERDI/ORCHESTRA study teams.

Presented at: ESPID 2023

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Participatory Surveillance for COVID-19 Trend Detection in Brazil: Cross-sectional Study

2023

Authors: Wittwer S, Paolotti D, Lichand G, Leal Neto O.

Published in: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance

EU tasks VERDI Consortium with investigating mpox and improving pandemic preparedness

2023

The VERDI Consortium, coordinated by the University of Padua and Fondazione Penta ETS (Italy), has received an additional €5 million funding from the European Union (EU). Thanks to this contribution, VERDI will examine the impact of mpox on populations at higher risk of infection or severe disease, such as people with HIV, pregnant women and children. 

Padova, Italy – 30 March 2023 

Outcomes of laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection during resurgence driven by Omicron lineages BA.4 and BA.5 compared with previous waves in the Western Cape Province, South Africa

2023

Authors: Davies MA, Morden E, Rousseau P, Arendse J, Bam JL, Boloko L, Cloete K, Cohen C, Chetty N, Dane P, Heekes A, Hsiao NY, Hunter M, Hussey H, Jacobs T, Jassat W, Kariem S, Kassanjee R, Laenen I, Roux SL, Lessells R, Mahomed H, Maughan D, Meintjes G, Mendelson M, Mnguni A, Moodley M, Murie K, Naude J, Ntusi NAB, Paleker M, Parker A, Pienaar D,

mRNA vaccines induce a higher antibodies response in children with previous COVID-19

2023

Authors: Di Chiara C, Cantarutti A, Bonfante F, Petrara MR, Cosma C, Pagliari M, Cotugno N, Meneghel A, Benetti E, Bosa L, Palma P, De Rossi A, Giaquinto C, Donà D, Padoan A, for the VERDI study team.

Presented at: CROI 2023

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Management of Mpox in people with HIV attending a sexual health department in London, UK

2023

Authors: Girometti N, Burton F, Spencer M, Agunbiade S, Byrne R, Bracchi M, Jones R, Dwyer E, Whitlock GG, Tittle V, Pozniak AL, Boffito M

Presented at: CROI 2023

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Pediatric coronavirus disease 2019 in Africa

2023

Authors: Van der Zalm MM, Donà D, Rabie H.

Published in: Current Opinions in Pediatrics

Mid- and Long-Term Atrio-Ventricular Functional Changes in Children after Recovery from COVID-19

2023

Authors: Sabatino J, Di Chiara C, Di Candia A, Sirico D, Donà D, Fumanelli J, Basso A, Pogacnik P, Cuppini E, Romano LR, Castaldi B, Reffo E, Cerutti A, Biffanti R, Cozzani S, Giaquinto C, Di Salvo G.

Published in: Journal of Clinical Medicine

Early Treatments of Fragile Children with COVID-19—Results of CLEVER (Children COVID Early Treatment), a Retrospective, Observational Study

2023

Authors: Minotti C, Mengato D, De Pieri M, Trivellato S, Francavilla A, Di Chiara C, Liberati C, Mattera R, Biffi A, Giaquinto C, Venturini F, Donà D.

Published in: Viruses

Attitudes towards booster, testing and isolation, and their impact on COVID-19 response in winter 2022/2023 in France, Belgium, and Italy: a cross-sectional survey and modelling study

2023

Authors: De Meijere G, Valdano E, Castellano C, Debin M, Kengne-Kuetche C, Turbelin C, Noël H, Weitz J, Paolotti D, Hermans L, Hens N, Colizza V.

Published in: The Lancet Regional Health – Europe

The impact of variant and vaccination on SARS-CoV-2 symptomatology; three prospective household cohorts

2022

Authors: Westerhof I, de Hoog M, Ieven M, Lammens C, van Beek J, Rozhnova G, Eggink D, Euser S, Wildenbeest J, Duijts L, van Houten M, Goossens H, Giaquinto C, Bruijning-Verhagen P.

Published in: International Journal of Infectious Diseases

COVID-19 in Infants Less than 3 Months: Severe or Not Severe Disease?

2022

Authors: Donà D, Montagnani C, Di Chiara C, Venturini E, Galli L, Lo Vecchio A, Denina M, Olivini N, Bruzzese E, Campana A, Giacchero R, Salvini F, Meini A, Ponzoni M, Trapani S, Rossi E, Lombardi MH, Badolato R, Pierri L, Pruccoli G, Rossin S, Colomba C, Cazzato S, Pacati I, Nicolini G, Pierantoni L, Bianchini S, Krzysztofiak A, Garazzino S, Giaquinto C, Castelli Gattinara G

Published in: Viruses

Symptom presentation among SARS-CoV-2 positive cases and the impact of COVID-19 vaccination; three prospective household cohorts

2022

Authors: Westerhof I, de Hoog M, Ieven M, Lammens C, van Beek J, Rozhnova G, Eggink D, Euser S, Wildenbeest J, Duijts L, van Houten M, Goossens H, Giaquinto C, Bruijning-Verhagen P.

Published in: medRxiv (preprint)

Controlling SARS-CoV-2 in schools using repetitive testing strategies

2022

Authors: Torneri A, Willem L, Colizza V, Kremer C, Meuris C, Darcis G, Hens N, Libin PJK.

Published in: eLife

BNT162b2 Vaccine Effectiveness against Omicron in Children 5 to 11 Years of Age

2022

Authors: Cohen-Stavi CJ, Magen O, Barda N, Yaron S, Peretz A, Netzer D, Giaquinto C, Judd A, Leibovici L, Hernán MA, Lipsitch M, Reis BY, Balicer RD, Dagan N.

Published in: The New England Journal of Medicine

Seasonal patterns of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in secondary schools: a modelling study

2022

Authors: Pham TM, Westerhof I, Bootsma MCJ, Kretzschmar ME, Rozhnova G, Bruijning-Verhagen P.

Published in: MedRxiv

Omicron Neutralizing and Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S-RBD Antibodies in Naïve and Convalescent Populations After Homologous and Heterologous Boosting With an mRNA Vaccine

2022

Authors: Pagliari M, Mazzetto E, Gastaldelli M, Bortolami A, Donà D, Padoan A, Di Chiara C, Pezzani MD, Cosma C, Napolitan A, Quaranta EG, Giussani E, Fusaro A, Pascarella M, Aita A, Liberati C, Lorusso A, Monne I, De Rossi A, Basso D, Porru S, Ricci A, Terregino C, Plebani M, Tacconelli E*, Giaquinto C*, Bonfante F*.

Published in: Lancet Preprints

Assessing the clinical severity of the Omicron variant in the Western Cape Province, South Africa, using the diagnostic PCR proxy marker of RdRp target delay to distinguish between Omicron and Delta infections – a survival analysis

2022

Authors: Hussey H, Davies MA, Heekes A, Williamson C, Valley-Omar Z, Hardie D, Korsman S, Doolabh D, Preiser W, Maponga T, Iranzadeh A, Wasserman S, Boloko L, Symons G, Raubenheimer P, Parker A, Schrueder N, Solomon W, Rousseau P, Wolter N, Jassat W, Cohen C, Lessells R, Wilkinson RJ, Boulle A, Hsiao NY.

Published in: International Journal of Infectious Diseases

Editorial: Modelling COVID-19 in school settings to evaluate prevention and control protocols

2022

Authors: Colosi E, Bassignana G, Barrat A, Colizza V.

Published in: Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine

Early Use of Sotrovimab in Children:A Case Report of an 11-Year-Old Kidney Transplant Recipient Infected with SARS-CoV-2

2022

Authors: Di Chiara C, Mengato D, De Pieri M, Longo G, Benetti E, Venturini F, Giaquinto C and Donà D.

Published in: Children

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