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SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Surveillance

Purpose

The University of Rochester Medical Center, part of the CDC's New York State Emerging Infections Program (EIP), was awarded a $1.7 million grant to extend EIP surveillance to COVID-19 and conduct several additional related studies. The surveillance team, based out of the Center for Community Health & Prevention, collects extensive data on all COVID-19 hospitalized cases to better understand risk factors, underlying conditions, clinical course and treatment.

The collected data is reported weekly on COVID-NET, a laboratory- and population-based surveillance system, initiated and funded by the CDC.

Publications

COVID-19 among Healthcare Personnel

The EIP team is working with the CDC on gathering information from healthcare personnel who have been tested for COVID-19 to evaluate how well COVID-19 vaccines prevent laboratory-confirmed, symptomatic COVID-19 in healthcare workers in the “real world,” outside of a clinical trial. Learn more.

  • Plumb ID, Hagen M, Wiegand R, Dumyati G, Myers C, Harland KK, Krishnadasan A, Gist JJ, Abedi G, Fleming-Dutra KE, Chea N, Lee J, Kellogg M, Edmundson A, Britton A, Wilson LE, Lovett SA, Ocampo V, Markus TM, Smithline HA, Hou PC, Lee LC, Mower W, Rwamwejo F, Steele MT, Lim SC, Schrading WA, Chinnock B, Beiser DG, Faine B, Haran JP, Nandi U, Chipman AK, LoVecchio F, Eucker S, Femling J, Fuller M, Rothman RE, Curlin ME, Talan DA, Mohr NM, Watts C, McCullough M, Nyanseor S, Licherdell E, Peebles A, Nadle J, Johnston H, Brackney M, Fridkin S, Marceaux-Galli K, Lynfield R, Pierce R, Talbot HK, Tozloski J, Hashimoto DM, Bahamon M, Krebs E, Stubbs AM, Huber M, Crosby JC, Roy S, Volturo G, Galbraith J, Fuentes M, Smith J, Hopkins LO, Stuppy J, Dashler G, Wahedi M, Effectiveness of a bivalent mRNA vaccine dose against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection among U.S. Healthcare personnel, September 2022–May 2023, Vaccine, 2023, ISSN 0264-410X, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2023.10.072.
  • Plumb ID; Mohr NM; Hagen M; Wiegand R; Dumyati G; Harland KK; Krishnadasan A; Gist JJ; Abedi G; Fleming-Dutra KE; Chea N; Lee J; Barter D; Brackney M; Fridkin SK; Wilson LE; Lovett SA; Ocampo V; Phipps EC; Marcus TM; Smithline HA; Hou PC; Lee LC; Moran GJ; Krebs E; Steele MT; Lim SC; Schrading WA; Chinnock B; Beiser DG; Faine B; Haran JP; Nandi U; Chipman AK; LoVecchio F; Talan DA; Pilishvili T. Effectiveness of a Messenger RNA Vaccine Booster Dose Against Coronavirus Disease 2019 Among US Healthcare Personnel, October 2021–July 2022Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 10, Issue 10, October 2023, ofad457, https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofad457.
  • Chea N; Brown CJ; Eure T; Ramirez RA; Blazek G; Penna AR; Li R; Czaja CA; Johnston H; Barter D; Miller BF; Angell K; Marshall KE; Fell A; Lovett S; Lim S; Lynfield R; Davis SS; Phipps EC; Sievers M; Dumyati G; Concannon C; McCullough K; Woods A; Seshadri S; Myers C; Pierce R; Ocampo VLS; Guzman-Cottrill JA; Escutia G; Samper M; Thompson ND; Magill SS; Grigg CT "Risk Factors for SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among US Healthcare Personnel, May-December 2020." Emerging infectious diseases. 2021; 28(1):. Epub 2021 Dec 02.
  • Pilishvili T; Gierke R; Fleming-Dutra KE; Farrar JL; Mohr NM; Talan DA; Krishnadasan A; Harland KK; Smithline HA; Hou PC; Lee LC; Lim SC; Moran GJ; Krebs E; Steele MT; Beiser DG; Faine B; Haran JP; Nandi U; Schrading WA; Chinnock B; Henning DJ; Lovecchio F; Lee J; Barter D; Brackney M; Fridkin SK; Marceaux-Galli K; Lim S; Phipps EC; Dumyati G; Myer C; et al; "Effectiveness of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine among U.S. Health Care Personnel." The New England Journal of Medicine. 2021; Epub 2021 Sep 22.
  • Chea N; Eure T; Penna AR; Brown CJ; Nadle J; Godine D; Frank L; Czaja CA; Johnston H; Barter D; Miller BF; Angell K; Marshall K; Meek J; Brackney M; Carswell S; Thomas S; Wilson LE; Perlmutter R; Marceaux-Galli K; Fell A; Lim S; Lynfield R; Davis SS; Phipps EC; Sievers M; Dumyati G; Concannon C; McCullough K; Woods A; Seshadri S; Myers C; et al. "Practices and Activities Among Healthcare Personnel with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Working in Different Healthcare Settings-10 Emerging Infections Program Sites, April-November 2020." Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2021; Epub 2021 Jun 02.
    • Listen to the Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE) podcast, where Editor-in-Chief David Calfee talks to three of the authors, including our own Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, about the systemic factors that have contributed to disparities in COVID-19 outcomes and burden in long-term care settings.
  • Pilishvili T, Fleming-Dutra KE, Farrar JL, ..., Dumyati G., Vaccine Effectiveness Among Healthcare Personnel Study Team. Interim Estimates of Vaccine Effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Among Health Care Personnel — 33 U.S. Sites, January–March 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. ePub: 14 May 2021. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7020e2
  • Seshadri S, Concannon C, Woods JA, McCullough KM, Dumyati GK. "It's like fighting a war with rocks": Nursing home healthcare workers' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Aug;42(8):1020-1021. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.393. Epub 2020 Aug 5. PMID: 32753072; PMCID: PMC7443555.