This new variant will have two mutations, one of them also identified in the Californian variant of the disease, according to the institution’s spokeswoman, Lisa Kim.
The variant was found in a patient in the San Francisco area by the Clinical Virology Laboratory at this school.
“We believe that this is the first case of this variant in the United States,” says the institution.
The new variant was first identified last month in India. In the specific case of the variant detected in India, there is a double mutation, that is, two mutations – E484Q and L452R – that converge on the same virus. “These mutations [duplas] provide immune escape and increased infectivity, “said the Indian health ministry.
Also Read: Variant detected in India: What we know about the double mutation
Always be the first to know.
Fifth consecutive year Consumer Choice for Online Press.
Download our free App.
Get the latest news delivered to your inbox
Follow us on social media networks