The COVID-19 is mutating

coronavirus mutations

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not the same strain as what first emerged from China and Italy. A new study shows it has changed slightly in a way that makes it more contagious to humans.

Despite the virus’s slow moving mutation rate, researchers have catalogued more than 12,000 mutations in SARS-CoV-2 genomes.

European countries have started imposing travel bans as scientists probe if new strain spreads faster or causes more severe COVID-19.

Different SARS-CoV-2 strains haven’t yet had a major impact on the course of the coronavirus pandemic, but they might in future.

Diseases

what is coronavirus

What is Coronavirus Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds that include diarrhea in cows and pigs, and upper respiratory disease in chickens. In humans, the virus causes respiratory infections, which are often mild, but in rare cases are potentially lethal. Coronaviruses are common in many different species of […]

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