December 24th According to an Associated Press report on the 24th, the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on the same day that another variant of the novel coronavirus may occur in Nigeria.
The findings are not the same as the new variants that have emerged in the UK and South Africa, according to John Kengersson, director of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
He said that more time is needed to study, and the Nigerian Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will conduct an analysis with the African Center for Genetic Excellence in Infectious Diseases.
The Associated Press quoted a study obtained that the new variant discovered in Nigeria, which came from two samples collected in the country’s Osun State on August 3 and October 9, has not found an increase in cases caused by this variant, “but the monitoring of the viral genome in Nigeria and the United Kingdom is not the same. It may also weaken the ability to monitor change.
Recently, the United Kingdom and South Africa have reported the discovery of new variants of the novel coronavirus. Among them, both new variants appearing in the UK are highly infectious, and the new variants appearing in South Africa may also increase in contagiousness and affect young people more.