New “potentially alarming” strain of coronavirus found in Britain


In Britain, researchers from the University of Edinburgh have identified another strain of coronavirus, which is called B1525, writes the Guardian.

According to the newspaper, experts said that the strain has a “potentially alarming set of mutations.” In particular, changes in the spike protein, which are also present in the “Brazilian” and “South African” variants, can make the virus more resistant to antibodies. Data on the spread and severity of this variant of the virus have not yet been provided.

According to scientists, at least 32 cases of infection with the new strain were detected in Britain, 35 in Denmark, and 12 in Nigeria. In the USA and France, 7 and 5, respectively. Less than 5 cases were recorded in Ghana, Australia, Canada, Jordan and Spain.


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