If you use the Meningococcal Deduced Vaccine Antigen Reactivity (MenDeVAR) Index to test for Bexsero or Trumenba vaccine coverage of meningococcal isolates, note that this is now accessible via the PubMLST API, facilitating its use in analysis pipelines. See https://pubmlst.org/organisms/neisseria-spp/mendevar-via-api.
A cgMLST scheme for Burkholderia mallei is now available. This has been developed by Sandra Appelt and Holger Scholz at the Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany. It is described in Appelt et al. 2022 PLoS One 17:e0270499.
BIGSdb v1.32.0 has been released. This adds new optional front-end dashboards to isolate databases hosted on PubMLST.
A preprint has been published describing the Invasive Respiratory Infection Surveillance (IRIS) Initiative that reveals significant reductions in invasive bacterial infections during the COVID-19 pandemic. The IRIS project nicely demonstrates how the PubMLST database infrastructure can be used to facilitate both public and private data collection and organisation for a large international consortium.