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'Super strain' Covid with 32 mutations goes international and could resist vaccines

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Covid “super variant” has been identified in three different countries.The B.1.1.529 strain, which has 32 spike mutations, has been detected in South Africa, Botswana Hong Kong.

The total number of confirmed cases is currently only just in double figures.But the number and variety of the virus’s spike mutations has raised concerns that it could re-infect fully-vaccinated populations.The spread of the new strain, which is thought to have developed from an older variant called B.1.1., is being monitored by scientists at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)The single case identified in Hong Kong was in a person who had recently travelled from South Africa, raising fears that the variant could now be spreading via other airline passengers.The.

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