Around 100 mutations have already been identified in the coronavirus.
Coronavirus mutations favor viral transmission.
According to the latest studies, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is likely to continue to exist. The many mutations that favor the establishment of the virus are of particular importance. About 100 mutations have already been identified.
“Several strains of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus have spread rapidly in the past few months. Variants that were first found in Great Britain (B.1.1.7) and South Africa (B.1.351) are gradually appearing worldwide ”, writes the Federal Ministry of Health on the page“ Together against Corona ”. The so-called India variant has now also found its way to Europe. The coronavirus thrives thanks to its different variants.
The mutations and variations were tracked in eleven countries.
While there were only around 10 dominant variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus worldwide in April 2020, their number increased significantly by spring 2021. There are currently around 100 identified mutations, according to a current release from the University Hospital Erlangen.
A study team led by Dr. Stefanie Weber and visiting professor Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Walter Doerfler from the Virological Institute – Clinical and Molecular Virology at the University Hospital Erlangen has now subjected this to a full examination.
The researchers examined the occurrence of viral mutations and variants in ten countries: Great Britain, South Africa, India, USA, Brazil, Russia, France, Spain, Germany and China.
Researchers from the University of California in Davis / Sacramento (Prof. Harold Burger and Prof. Barbara Weiser) and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in Los Angeles (Prof. Christina Ramirez) cooperated with experts from Erlangen. Her research was recently published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine.
Vaccination may not prevent the disease from spreading.
Due to the unchecked worldwide spread and rapid multiplication of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, several mutations and variants of the virus have developed. Prof. Doerfler notes: “This process is continuous and could develop further despite vaccination if the spread cannot be contained quickly enough.”
“However, it is still unclear whether the infection is related to specific SARS-CoV-2 mutations.” Short message from the Bulgarian Business Journal.