A local species of Covid-19 was discovered in La Runion in January 2021. This was announced Monday evening, May 17, 2021 by Dr. Patrick Mavengoye, a microbiologist at La Runion University and director of research at CNRS. The scientist said during an interview with Antin Runyon that this local strain, called B1622, has contaminated 70 people. This variant was detected at the start of a GNOME virus sequence by Cyclotron Runion Indian Ocean (Cyroi) from Sainte-Clotilde (Image caption rb / www.ipreunion.com)
Microbiologist Patrick Mavengoye heads the joint research unit “Infectious Processes in Tropical Islands (PIMIT)” based in Cyroi Sainte-Clotilde. It is collaborating with La Runion University, Inserm, CNRS, and the Research Institute for Development (IRD) to independently sequence the various statues.
This variant was officially discovered at the start of the La Runion series Listed on January 19 by scholars internationally. It would be weakly polluted because in four months, according to Patrick Mavengoye, it would have reached about 70 people. For now, it was not a source of contamination (the mass) and would not be more dangerous than other variants. It has not been reported anywhere other than La Runion.
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“Fortunately, so far, according to epidemiological data, it is not the most dangerous. It has a known mutation in terms of transmissibility but is also present in other variants. In hospitals, we have one patient in it, and Patrick Mavenguei said:” Who has been cured. It was also severe due to the symptoms of comorbidities. ” Antin Runyon
As a reminder, there are three other species spread on the island. The South African alternative is in the majority, the Brazilian alternative, and the British variant. According to Regional Health Agency (ARS) numbers of 1he is1458 tests were examined to determine the variable strain from May to May 7. 979 of them are positive for the variants (937 South Africans or Brazilians and 42 British), or 67.10%.
The Indian variant is not widespread on the island. Three sailors carrying this species were hospitalized in La Ronion on Saturday 8 May in accordance with a health protocol guaranteeing their isolation.
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