Brazil found that a new variant of the new coronavirus from the country infects patient zero

The health supervision agency of Amazonas State in Brazil confirmed on the 13th that a 30-year-old woman living in Manaus, the state’s capital, was infected with a new variant of the new crown virus in Brazil.

The zero patient has been infected with new coronary pneumonia twice, and the second infection time was from November to December 2020. When the Osvaldo Cruz Foundation did a genetic analysis of the virus from its second infection, it was found that the patient’s second infection of the new coronavirus gene contained a B.1.1.28 mutant strain, which was similar to that carried by Brazilian travelers in Japan. The virus mutant strains are consistent.

Source: CCTV News Client

The woman’s first infection of the new coronavirus is different from the second infection. According to the health supervision agency of Amazonas State, Brazil, the woman met the international standard set by the international community for a second infection with the new crown virus that the interval between two positive tests for the virus exceeds 90 days. At present, the woman who was infected twice with different kinds of new coronaviruses has recovered.

The Amazon Health Supervision Agency is still tracking the medical records of potential patients or survivors infected with new variants of the new crown virus in the region.

In addition, 10 international research institutions, including Oxford University and Imperial College in the United Kingdom, confirmed on the 14th that the new variant of the new coronavirus in Brazil came from the Amazon. Scientists from various countries came to the conclusion after genetic analysis of the virus in 31 patients with new coronary pneumonia in Manaus. The blood samples of these 31 patients were collected between December 15 and 23, 2020. Of the 31 blood samples, 13 of the new coronavirus genes contained the B.1.1.28 mutant strain.

Experts believe that the new variant of the new coronavirus from the Amazon region has not been proven to be more harmful to humans than the virus variants found in other parts of the world, but it can be confirmed that this new variant is more infectious.

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