Confirma INDRE variant brazil in Mexico

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By CAPosts 23 February, 2021 - 10:11am 63 views

The Institute for Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (INDRE) confirmed the presence in Mexico of the SARS-CoV-2 E484K mutation, of the Brazilian variant P.2, reported the University of Guadalajara (UdeG) .

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José Francisco Muñoz Valle, Rector of the University Center for Health Sciences and General Coordinator of the Health Situation Room for Covid-19 of the UdeG, confirmed the news

of the mutations that have currently been described , he stated, E484K is one of the most worrisome, as it is associated with the decrease in virus neutralization up to ten times.

This mutation is identified in the South African and Brazilian variants (P.1 and P.2), he added.

"What could happen is that the vaccines had a lower efficacy or that reinfections occur, but studies are lacking to verify to what extent the efficacy of the vaccine can decrease," he explained.

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Source: MSN