First Delta and Delta Plus, then Omicron, IHU and now this?! Alamak, when lah nak habis if like this…
Scientists in Cyprus have identified a new “Deltacron” COVID strain in 25 patients that combines the Delta and Omicron variants.
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Leonidos Kostrikis, professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus, said the strain has a similar genetic structure to Omicron with the genomes of Delta. His team has identified 25 cases of the hybrid variant so far and it is still too early to assess its impact, according to Daily Mail UK.
Out of those identified, 11 of them were in patients already hospitalized with COVID and 14 were among the general public.
Kostrikis said: “We will see in the future if this strain is more pathological or more contagious or if it will prevail.”
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Hope it’s not that serious!
Please take care everyone, remember to wear your face mask when you’re out in public, wash your hands regularly and maintain physical distance!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat