A new variant of coronavirus can cause another wave of infections worldwide

Another variant of coronavirus has been identified, this time the particle named B.1.1.529 seems to have a dangerous potential to generate a new wave of infections not only in its place of origin, South Africa but worldwide. According to the bioinformatics Túlio de Oliveira, a professor who directs gene sequencing institutions in two South African universities, this variant, still unnamed proposed, as happened with the delta variant of coronavirus, accumulated a large number of mutations that had not yet been identified before. South Africa's Health Minister Joe Phaahla was concerned about the future this discovery could bring. According to him, a new wave of cases of coronavirus, the fourth in the country, may not only remain restricted to the African continent but again break international barriers.

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Around 100 cases have been linked to the new variant B.1.1.529 in Africa, being predominantly located in South Africa according to Anne von Gottberg, a clinical microbiologist and head of the department of respiratory diseases of the National Institute of Communicable Diseases but also in Botswana as reported Kereng Masupu, coordinator o...

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