SIGN UP FOR UPDATES!
Sign up for Englemed updates from TwitterSign up for Englemed updates from Facebook
ENGLEMED
Contact Englemed
Our contact email address.
We can provide a specialist, tailored health and medical news service for your site.
Click here for more information
RSS graphic XML Graphic Add to Google
About Englemed news services - services and policies.
Englemed News Blog - Ten years and counting.
Diary of a reluctant allergy sufferer - How the British National Health Service deals with allergy.
BOOKS AND GIFTS THIS WAY!
BookshopFor books on women's health, healthy eating ideas, mental health issues, diabetes, etc click here
SEARCH THIS SITE
Google

WWW Englemed
Copyright Notice. All reports, text and layout copyright Englemed Ltd, 52 Perry Avenue, Birmingham UK B42 2NE. Co Registered in England No 7053778 Some photos copyright Englemed Ltd, others may be used with permission of copyright owners.
Disclaimer: Englemed is a news service and does not provide health advice. Advice should be taken from a medical professional or appropriate health professional about any course of treatment or therapy.
FreeDigitalPhotos
www.freedigitalphotos.net
FreeWebPhotos
www.freewebphoto.com
FROM OUR NEWS FEEDS
New insights into COVID-19 infectiousness
Fri August 19th - British researchers have unveiled the first real-world study to estimate how long people are infectious with mild COVID-19. More
Gene variant that protects against heart disease
Fri August 19th - A gene variant has been identified that helps to protect against heart diseases. More
RECENT COMMENTS
On 09/10/2020 William Haworth wrote:
How long is recovery time after proceedure... on Ablation cuts atrial fibrillat...
On 08/02/2018 David Kelly wrote:
Would you like to write a piece about this to be i... on Researchers unveil new pain re...
On 23/10/2017 Cristina Pereira wrote:
https://epidemicj17.imascientist.org.uk/2017/06/21... on HIV breakthrough - MRC...
On 12/09/2017 Aparna srikantam wrote:
Brilliant finding! indeed a break through in under... on Leprosy research breakthrough...
On 01/07/2017 Annetta wrote:
I have been diagnosed with COPD for over 12 years.... on Seaweed plan for antimicrobial...
OUR CLIENTS
THIS WEEK'S STORIES
ENGLEMED HEALTH NEWS

SARS-COV-2 strains classified - and G is dominant

Tuesday August 4th 2020

There are now at least six strains of the COVID-19 virus – but it remains vulnerable to vaccines, according to a major new analysis.

There is little variation between the strains, which are now predominant in different parts of the world, according to the Italian study.

The original Wuhan strain, strain L, has been largely overtaken by strain G and its offshoots, which are most common in Europe, according to the study, reported in Frontiers in Microbiology.

G and an offshoot GR are common in Europe while GR is most common in South America. In North America another offshoot, GH, is most common. The original L strain is disappearing. Strain L is disappearing as is another mutation V, they say.

The mutations tend to change the sequence of RNA polymerase and the Spike proteins, probably increasing infectivity, the researchers say.

Federico Giorgi, from the University of Bologna, said: "The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is presumably already optimised to affect human beings, and this explains its low evolutionary change.

"This means that the treatments we are developing, including a vaccine, might be effective against all the virus strains".

* Worldwide India recorded the most deaths yesterday at 810 with more than 50,000 new diagnoses. The UK reported nine deaths and 928 new cases of infection.

But authorities in the city region of Manchester, UK, declared a state of emergency as local surges had an impact on several boroughs.

Geographic and Genomic Distribution of SARS-CoV-2 Mutations. Frontiers in Microbiology August 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.01800

Tags: Asia | Europe | Flu & Viruses | North America | South America

Printer friendly page Printer friendly page

Comment on this article:

Name:
Email:
Comment:
<a>,<b> & <p> tags allowed
Please enter the letters displayed:
(not case sensitive)
CATEGORIES