Coronavirus According to a preliminary study
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has scheduled an emergency meeting for Thursday after US researchers detected two new COVID-19 strains, according to information published in a preliminary study.
These mutations would be more contagious than those found in the UK recently, with the aforementioned study indicating that one of the two variants behaves in a similar way to that detected in England.
“This new Columbus strain has the same genetic backbone as earlier cases we’ve studied, but these three mutations represent a significant evolution,” said Dr. Dan Jones, vice chair of the division of molecular pathology at Ohio State.
“We know this shift didn’t come from the UK or South African branches of the virus.”
The objective of WHO’s urgent meeting will be to analyse the new strains.
Meanwhile, in addition to the United States and the United Kingdom, new mutations have also been detected in Brazil.