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New N501 SARS-CoV-2 mutation may have been circulating in Italy since August 2020 – News-Medical.Net

A recent study shows that mutated SARS-CoV-2 strains with a substitution at position 501 might have circulated unnoticed even before the end of September 2020,…

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A recent study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal shows that mutated severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) strains with a substitution at position 501 might have circulated unnoticed even before the end of September 2020, when the rapid emergence of B.1.1.7 lineage (carrying the N501Y mutation) was initially reported.
On December 14 2020, the authorities of the United Kingdom reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) that a new variant of SARS-CoV-2,…

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