Australia announces the registration of two cases of the “Omicron” mutant in travelers from South Africa

Health officials said today, Sunday, that they had discovered two cases of the new mutant of corona “Omicron” in Australia for the first time, after testing South African travelers who arrived in Sydney.

And the Health Authority in the state of New South Wales, stated that it had conducted urgent tests for the genome sequence and confirmed that the new mutation was present in two passengers who arrived yesterday, Saturday, in Sydney.

The first infection with the “B.1.1.529” strain, which the World Health Organization later called “Omicron”, was recorded in Botswana on November 11 in a South African, where the largest number of patients was detected, exceeding 80 injured.

This copy carries a record number of mutations as 50, including more than 30 mutations in the Spike protein through which the virus infiltrates the human body, amid widespread fears that this strain is able to resist current vaccines.about:blank

Source: AFP

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