The United Kingdom identifies six cases of the Manaus version of coronovirus

The United Kingdom identifies six cases of the Manaus version of coronovirus

British health officials said on Sunday (28), six cases of the new coronavirus virus identified in the city of Manaus in the Amazon were first detected.

Three cases have been identified in England and three in Scotland.

Public Health England (PHE) said the risk to the wider community is considered low, but as a precaution, officials investigating English cases are increasingly willing to conduct large-scale tests and increase the sequencing of positive coronavirus samples from the area. Are moving from UK Department of Health.

Two of the three cases found in England belonged to a family in the South Gloucestershire region who had a history of traveling to Brazil. There is a third case, not currently connected, PHE said.

Scottish affairs were not linked to those in England.

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The agency stated that P. found in Manaus. The 1 variant shares some mutations with the previously identified strain in South Africa and current vaccines are likely to respond less, but more work needs to be done to understand this.

PHE’s Strategic Response Director for Kovid-19, Susan Hopkins, said the UK’s advanced gene sequencing capabilities explain why the country is identifying more variants and mutations than many other nations.

At the end of last year, the United Kingdom discovered a more communicable version of the coronovirus, which is believed to have originated near London and has led to a sharp increase in cases in the country and other countries.

“The important thing to remember is that Kovid-19, no matter which version is spread evenly. This means that measures to prevent its spread do not change,” Susan said.

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The PHE agency and the official testing and tracking system were all flying from Sao Paulo to London via Zürich with all passengers of the Swiss Air LX318, which landed at London Heathrow Airport on 10 February to test their relatives .

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