Spread of SARS-CoV-2 Variants on Réunion Island, France, 2021

Emerg Infect Dis. 2022 Apr;28(4):895-898. doi: 10.3201/eid2804.212243.


In January 2021, after detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variants, genomic surveillance was established on Réunion Island to track the introduction and spread of SARS-CoV-2 lineages and variants of concern. This system identified 22 SARS-CoV-2 lineages, 71% of which were attributed to the Beta variant.

Keywords: 2021. Emerg Infect Dis. 2022 Apr [date cited]. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2804.212243; COVID-19; France; Lebarbenchon C; Mavingui P; Réunion Island; SARS-CoV-2; Suggested citation for this article: Mercier A; Wilkinson DA; Yemadje-Menudier L. Spread of SARS-CoV-2 variants on Réunion Island; epidemiology; respiratory infections; sequencing; severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2; variants; viruses; zoonoses.

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19* / epidemiology
  • France / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Reunion / epidemiology
  • SARS-CoV-2* / genetics

Supplementary concepts

  • SARS-CoV-2 variants