France: At least 10 cases of BA.1/AY.4 Deltacron recombinants confirmed

As of 01/21/2022, 10 sequences that may correspond to a Delta/Omicron recombinant have been identified in France… this recombinant has potentially already been circulating at very low levels since mid-January....More...

France: B.1.160 outbreak may have begun in mink

“based on genomic, geographical and temporal coincidences, that the source of the Marseille-4 (B.1.160) epidemic was the mink”.

The Marseille-4 variant (B.1.160) was the most prevalent SARS-CoV-2 variant in our geographical area in 2020 and was only outdone by the Alpha (UK, B.1.1.7) variant in 2021....More...

Spillover of SARS-CoV-2 across Europe from the war in Ukraine

This is a new post that will be tracking the possible spillover of SARS-CoV-2 from the war zone in Ukraine and into neighbouring countries....More...

European countries with compulsory vaccination – latest updates

An update on the various mandatory vaccination policies across Europe. European states have adopted different policies on compulsory vaccinations, some are far more extreme than others....More...

France: Two wild badgers and three martens test positive for Sars-CoV-2

In Brittany, seropositivity for SARS-CoV-2 was detected in five wild mustelids out of 32 animals tested.

In the French region of Brittany, mainly in the department of the Côtes d’Armor, during the first semester of 2021, seropositivity for SARS-CoV-2 was detected in five wild mustelids out of 32 animals tested....More...

Europe: Another huge Covid wave is building right across the continent

Almost every country in Europe is now seeing a big increase in Covid cases. In many instances, the waves are already higher than the December 2021 wave....More...

France: B.1.640 declared a VOI after more than 500 cases found

Sars-CoV-2 variant B.1.640 has been reclassified as a Variant of Interest in France after a new risk assessment showed there have been more than 500 cases on the French mainland, with cases also discovered in the UK and Germany....More...