Antioquia – Medellin – strains of Brazil and United Kingdom confirmed in Colombia
The Antioquia Health Secretariat on 19 April confirmed the presence of Kovid-19 strains from the United Kingdom and Brazil in the department, which have the potential to be more communicable, ie. A person infected with them can infect more people than a person infected with common people.
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In the samples analyzed, as specified by the unit – from December 22, 2020 to April 9, 2021 – a total of 23 different variants of the virus were given evidence, including the P1 variant (Brazil). .
Regarding the affairs of each one, the Secretariat ensures that there is tension in Brazil There are confirmed cases in Envigado, Medellín and Apartadó. While the presence of Medellin and Rionegro is confirmed in strain B.1.1.7 (United Kingdom).
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They have the potential to be more communicable, that is, a person infected with them can infect more people than a person infected with common people.
The secretariat reported that these strains have already been confirmed in other cities of the country and there are recommendations for people to take care of themselves, although they are similar These types of infections require high attention due to their high rates of infection.
“In studies published so far, these variables do not change the clinical characteristics of Kovid-19 or vulnerable age groups, but they do have the potential to be more communicable, namely, that a person infected with them has more people than those infected. Can infect. ” Personal. With common variants “.
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