The Stanford Clinical Virology Laboratory has identified and confirmed a case of growing variation that has emerged in India through genetic sequencing, a Stanford Healthcare spokesman said Sunday. At least seven hypothetical cases of Indian variability were also detected.
Variation “Double mutant“Because it has two mutations in the virus, which help it to attach to cells, reports say.
“If you’re in an elevator with someone with a disability, you’re more likely to be affected by that disorder,” said Dr. Ben Pinsky, director of the Stanford Medical Virology Laboratory, according to Fox 2 in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dr. Peter Sin-Hong, an epidemiologist at UCSF, called this variant “less forgiving.”
He noted that this variant can be very contagious as there are 20% cases in Maharashtra, India. The number of cases there has increased by 50% in the last week, he said.
“This also means that it could be more contagious from a biological point of view because the two mutations are active in the receptor-binding field of the virus, but to date there have been no official transmission studies,” he said. San Francisco Chronicle.
Xin-Hang said it would be too early to find out whether this variant, first detected by Indian health officials this year, would cause relapses or whether the vaccine has high resistance to antibodies. One of the mutations is similar to a variant first discovered in California. Another mutation was found in the species first detected in Brazil and South Africa.
“For the first time in this Indian variant there are two mutations in the same virus, previously seen in separate strains,” Sin-Hong said. “Since we know that the infected domain is part of the virus used to enter the body, and that the California variant already has the ability to resist some vaccine antibodies, it seems likely that the Indian variant will do the same.”
Although Xin-Hong studies have not yet confirmed this, he realized that “hope” vaccines may work based on known efficacy against variants that have emerged from South Africa and California. Sin-Hong added that the UK variant, b.1.1.7, is more contagious.
“I hope the vaccines will be even more effective against this new Indian variant based on some of the information we are getting about terrifying variants like the South African variant and how the Pfizer vaccine is. It will actually be effective against it,” Sin-Hong said. Fox 2. “The sun is shining in California. Our cases have dropped. We have made great progress. But, we have to be safe, we have to keep our safety.
The Associated Press contributed to this report