Although the new covid variant with multiple mutations could be very dangerous, a group of South African scientists managed to detect it in time.
South African authorities remain on alert for the new covid variant with multiple mutations. Source: (Pexels) Written TODAY on 2021/11/25 & middot; 17:28 hs
South African health authorities are very concerned about the detection of a new covid variant with multiple mutations , since it has a shocking level of contagion, as it can easily evade immunity or previous protection . & nbsp;
This covid variant was identified as B.1.1.529 & nbsp; which, & nbsp; according to & nbsp; early studies, reveals & nbsp; at least & nbsp; 30 mutations that have been detected in South Africa and in Hong Kong. & Nbsp;
The new covid variant with multiple mutations was detected in South Africa. Source: (Pixabay)
“The variant surprised us, it has a great evolutionary leap, many more variants than we expected, especially after a third wave of the very severe delta variant, ”infectologist Tulio de Oliveira, representative of the KwaZulu-Natal Research and Sequencing Innovation Platform, an organization located in eastern South Africa, told the local media.
< p> In this regard, the health authorities & nbsp; remain alert to the advance of variant B.1.1.529, as they want to take the appropriate measures at the time and prevent its spread to other nations. & nbsp;
The 30 mutations have high resistance to immunization. Source: (Pexels)
The new covid variant with multiple mutations was detected & nbsp; in time
“We could potentially see this variant spread very quickly,” added de Oliveira, who is concerned about the increase in contagions by Covid-19 that has occurred in recent days in the Gauteng province, where Pretoria and Johannesburg are located, the two most important cities in South Africa.
Although the appearance of this new covid variant with Multiple mutations raises many concerns, the authorities call to remain calm and continue to comply with health measures, because, fortunately, the variant was detected in time.