- Vietnam detects new strain of virus Officials said on Saturday.
- This version traces the breed from both the UK and India.
- Variables can spread more easily, making people sick, avoiding the immune response. evade the test or make the treatment ineffective
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Health officials in Vietnam have detected a highly contagious new strain of coronavirus.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Health announced on Saturday that scientists had determined that the new strain contained traces of strains from both the UK and India, VnExpress reported.
This is because the virus has mutated strains from both countries. therefore are particularly susceptible to infection Authorities believe the British strain is more contagious than other strains. The B.1.1.7 variant is between 30% and 50% more effective from person-to-person transmission than other coronavirus strains, according to UK scientists. kingdom
On the other hand, the Indian variant could make the virus more infectious. Or it may help avoid an antibody response.
This means that the variables can spread more easily make the patient sick avoiding immune response evade the test or make the treatment ineffective According to experts
VnExpress, the international news agency, reports that the new variant can be delivered quickly through the air.
report shop At least four infected people are hybrid vectors in Vietnam.
News of the variant comes as India continues to fight to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The situation is dire in India as the country continues to report huge increases in positive cases. Crematories across India are filled with bodies and people have died as hospitals lack oxygen.
India reports hundreds of thousands of new cases a week. which reached a record level unmatched worldwide. Despite the shocking numbers But experts believe the death toll is likely to be much higher.
Dozens of hospital workers recently told Bloomberg they felt burned out and exhausted from treating patients under dire circumstances.
The situation has resulted in US officials promised to intervene, for example, last month President Joe Biden promised that the United States will send aid to India in the form of “Oxygen-related equipment, vaccine materials and therapy”
and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious disease expert. has called on other countries Step up to help India control the spread of the virus.
Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce from insiders involved in this report