Ivan BRAIN, “FACTS”
The Ukrainian strain of coronavirus COVID-19 is different from the Chinese, it is less aggressive. This was announced by the doctor of medical Sciences, Professor, Department of pediatric infectious diseases NMU named after O. O. Bogomolets Oksana vygovska.
“The pathogen is coronavirus disease COVID-19 mutates and feature of his mutation that occurs many of his variations (serotypes). There are more aggressive serotypes that cause more severe disease, higher frequency of complications (at the beginning of the pandemic), and is relatively light. A virus is a living organism, it is so arranged that in order to survive, he must adapt to the world and one of the adjustment mechanisms is its mutability”she said, “Glavred”reports.
According to the doctor, in Ukraine due to the fact that the first cases of the virus were imported from Austria, France, Germany, the serotypes differ from those that were in China.
“Fortunately, we have the European serotypes, but not from Italy, what we feared, because there they are just aggressive. And since the serotypes that have been introduced, more weak, so the clinical picture of our patients is easier, less incidence of complications, less severe and critical patients, fewer patients requiring mechanical ventilation. Of course, people are dying in our country, but the mortality rate significantly less when compared with other countries”, — said the Vyg.
As he wrote, “the FACTS,” earlier, a group of molecular biologists analyzed the genomes of thousands of strains of SARS-CoV-2 and came to the conclusion that the coronavirus is divided into three separate lines, each of which has its own set of mutations in key genes.