The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that a new COVID-19 variant - a combination of the Delta and Omicron variants, dubbed 'Deltacron' - has been found circulating in parts of Europe. According to the officials, the new variant has been detected in France, the Netherlands and Denmark. Additionally, cases of the potential new variant have also been identified in the United States, as per a recent study published in MedRxiv, as viewed by USA Today.
According to a report by the American Fun Science website on March 11, French scientists have confirmed for the first time through genome sequencing that the new coronavirus "Deltacron" variant that has previously attracted a lot of attention does exist. Variations in the body and Omicron variants. Cases have now been reported in the United States and Europe.
Researchers at the Institute for Medical and Teaching of Mediterranean Infectious Diseases in Marseille, France, published an article on medRxiv, a preprint site for medical research papers, on March 8 that they confirmed the existence of the new variant through genome sequencing. Moreover, the variant has been detected in several regions of France.
In addition, data provided by the Global Shared Influenza Database (GISAID) shows that cases related to "Deltacronn" have also been found in Denmark and the Netherlands. Helix, a California-based genetic research company, found two cases in the United States. According to the British "Guardian" report, the United Kingdom has confirmed about 30 "Delta Coron" cases. And, according to GISAID, the new variant may have been circulating in the population since January.
World Health Organization (WHO) chief scientist Dr Sumia Swaminathan tweeted on March 8: "We already know that recombination events can occur in humans or animals when multiple SARS-CoV-2 variants are circulating. appeared on the body. Now, we need to wait for experiments to determine the characteristics of this new variant.” (Technology Daily, Zeta)