New mutation of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Special WHO meeting

World Health Organization officials met on Thursday to discuss a new variant of the coronavirus circulating in South Africa and Botswana.

Bloomberg reports on a special meeting of the World Health Organization. As we have already reported in Business Insider Polska, a new dangerous variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been detected in South Africa and Botswana. The new variant, dubbed B.1.1529, contains an unusually large number of mutations, said Francois Balloux, director of the UCL Institute of Genetics, in a statement published by the Science Media Center. He said the variant likely developed during the chronic infection of an immunocompromised person, possibly in an untreated HIV / AIDS patient.

It is difficult to predict how much it can be transferred at this stage Balloux said. “For now, it should be closely monitored and analyzed, but there is no cause for undue concern unless the number of infections starts to increase in the near future,” he added.

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