Deltacron - a New Variant of Coronavirus discovered in Cyprus
A new variant of the coronavirus has been discovered in Cyprus. It is called Deltacron because it is a combination of the existing Delta and Omicron variants, BNR reports.
It has been identified in the Laboratory of Biotechnology and Molecular Virology of the University of Cyprus, said its head, Prof. Dr. Leontios Kostrikis.
By the end of December, in-depth genetic analyzes of 1,377 samples had been carried out, in 25 of which the new variant had been discovered. It is based on the genetic background of the Delta variant, and also contains genetic mutations of Omicron, which is why scientists call it Deltacron. It is more common in patients hospitalized with coronavirus.
The results are part of an epidemiological study to detect variants of the coronavirus in Cyprus, conducted by the Ministry of Health in cooperation with the University of Cyprus and a biotechnology company.
Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas today welcomed the scientific discovery of Cypriot scientists, which he said put Cyprus on the world map of health.
The new variant is not a cause for concern, as it is a combination of two mutations that already exist in the country, the minister stressed.
We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!
- » COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 183 New Cases in the Last 24 hours
- » COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 198 New Cases in the Last 24 hours
- » COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 252 New Cases in the Last 24 hours
- » Why is Yoga attracting more and more People?
- » COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 210 New Cases in the Last 24 Hours
- » Study: Risk of Myocarditis after SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination is Increased but still Very Low