‘Deltacron’ variant in Cyprus: mix of Delta and Omicron

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Rome, January 8, 2021 – Comes from Cipro a new variant of Covid. She was called “Deltacron“and it would be a new one Coronavirus mutation which combines, or rather puts together, the two variants Delta e Omicron. The discovery was made by the University of Cyprus and is reported by the American site Bloomberg. “We – Leondios Kostrikis, professor of biological sciences explained to Sigma Tv – have found this strain of the virus, which is a combination of the Delta and Omicron variants”.

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Currently, researchers in the country have identified the former twenty-five cases affected by the variant. And from the first analyzes, according to what we learn, it emerged that the presence of “Deltacron” is higher among hospitalized patients, compared to those with mild symptoms. The genetic sequences were sent to the international database ‘Gisaid’ for further studies.

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At the moment, therefore, the new mutation is still to be discovered. “We will see in the future if this strain is more pathological or more contagious or whether it will prevail “over Delta and Omicron, said the researcher Kostrikis, pointing out that, according to him, it could also be replaced by the Omicron variant, which has proven to be very more contagious but also less lethal, especially with vaccinated people.

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