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The question of the day | Should we worry about the deltacron variant?

Lima, March 18, 2022Updated on 03/18/2022 09:58 am

A few days ago, the registration of the first two cases of a supposed new variant, informally known as deltacron, since it would be a merger between the delta and omicron variants. Although a case in this regard had already been reported in January of this year, but it was later found out that it was laboratory contamination, a recent study found that there is presence of this recombination of the SARS-CoV-2 in some European countries.

That is why the World Health Organization (WHO) already has it under review, although it indicates that it would have a “low level of circulation”. However, the body

“Given the decline in testing around the world, we are at a disadvantage in tracking this virus as effectively as we should.”The head of the WHO anticovid technical unit, Maria Van Kerkhove, commented at a press conference, according to the EFE agency. , which is being underutilized due to the impression that the pandemic is over or that it is no longer serious.

The WHO does not have a name for the recombination that has been detected in a small number of cases in France, the Netherlands and Denmark. Although the Brazilian health authorities reported this Tuesday on the confirmation of two infections with deltacron, yesterday they rectified indicating that these are cases that are still under investigation.

Source: Elcomercio

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