A new type of coronavirus has been identified in South Africa. Of all the variants described, C.1.2 is the most mutant of Wuhan SARS-CoV-2. Scientists assert that it is “potentially dangerous”.
A new type of corona virus identified in South Africa. new variable (C 1.2) was first discovered in May 2021 and is derived from the C.1 variant (which was the dominant variant during the first wave of the South African epidemic) but is significantly different.
to share C 1.2 In the total number of coronavirus infections in South Africa is increasing systematically, in May it was detected by 0.2 per cent. samples, in July – 2 percent. The researchers note that the ratio of beta and delta variables has similarly increased in the past.
New type of coronavirus in South Africa. ‘Potentially dangerous, more mutated’
In addition to South Africa, C.1.2 infections have also been detected in Great Britain, Portugal, Switzerland, China, New Zealand, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mauritius.
C.1.2 is characterized by a large number of mutations, including those also present in variants of concern (VoC) such as Alpha, Beta, and Gamma. Scientists predict that by combining these C.1.2 . mutations, It may be more contagious and difficult to control with current vaccines.
The new variant consists of more mutations than all the worrying types of coronavirus described so far. South African scientists reported that the original SARS-CoV-2 virus known as Wuhan-Hu-1 separated 44 and 59 mutations.
A summary of an unreviewed study conducted by South Africa’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NICD) and the KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Platform was published last week on medRxiv.
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