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New mutation of COVID-19 'delta' variant identified in Japan

31.08.2021 39 просмотров

A group of Japanese researchers have reported that for the first time in Japan, they have discovered a new mutation of the delta variant of the coronavirus.


The team, led by Hiroaki Takeuchi, an assistant professor at the Tokyo University of Medicine and Dentistry Hospital, announced their discovery on Monday.

According to the team, the mutation was found in a patient infected with the delta variant who had been at this facility in mid-August.

Genetic analysis revealed the N501S mutation, researchers said.

Scientists noted that there were only eight reports of the mutation outside of Japan.

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