The State Health Secretariat reported that during the month of May, Colima had two cases of the United Kingdom’s SARs-CoV-2 coronavirus.
In a virtual press conference, the deputy director of epidemiology, Diana Carrasco Alcantara, detailed that one of the cases B117 or UKwas registered in the platform of the Epidemiological System of Diseases (SISVER), for which complete data for its study is available.
The second case was detected from a sample from a private laboratory not registered with SISVER, but by the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (Internal), which calls on laboratories to send samples for active epidemiological monitoring of the circulation of these types.
Diana Carrasco reported that the case registered with SISVER was found in a 35-year-old man who had gone to Mexico City in May. He later experienced symptoms such as fever, cough, headache, diarrhoea, chills, muscle aches, runny nose and abdominal pain.
He said the patient was managed with outpatient treatment and has already been discharged.
It should be remembered that from the end of May, the World Health Organization (WHO) mandated that each variant be designated with a letter from the Greek alphabet, with the intention of eliminating the stigma of associating the disease with cities or countries.
so that the version first reported in Kent, England was renamed Alphawhile the origin from South Africa is now called Beta. The Brazilian version, known as the Manaus version, is gamma and has been first reported in India delta.