President Government from Mexico CityAnd Claudia SheinbaumOn Sunday, I reported that epidemiological surveillance is being strengthened in Mexico City International Airport (AICM) NS Detection of possible states of a variable omicron from COVID-19.
“We are responsible for epidemiological surveillance at the airport, the Ministry of Health is strengthening, but above all in coordination with the Ministry of Health of the Government of Mexico,” he said at a conference from Quajimalpa.
“They are the ones who carried out the analysis, we have an agreement with Imegen, the genetic research institute that also conducts research related in particular to the mutations of the virus and from there we can find out if there is a presence of this variant in CDMX,” he confirmed. Sheinbaum Brown.
The local representative He noted that so far no presence of this type of virus has been found in Mexico City.
“So far, there have been no warnings in this regard, and it must also be said that there are still investigations at the international level about this alternative that was found in South Africa,” he added.
Sheinbaum Brown It reported that it is being investigated whether the current vaccines against COVID-19 Cover this new variant.
He added: “It is still in this process and at the present time we must follow up and there is no big warning until we know the circumstances of this alternative and pay attention as always.”
Discovery of an omicron variant of COVID-19 It has triggered global anxiety, a wave of travel bans or restrictions and a sell-off in financial markets, as investors fear Omicron will halt the global recovery from a nearly two-year-old pandemic.
So far more than 100 cases of surrogacy in eight countries.
Omicron, Considered This is a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organization and likely to be more contagious than previous mutations of the disease, although experts don’t yet know whether it will cause more or less severe symptoms of Covid-19 than other strains.
The virus was first detected in Gauteng province, South Africa, where 77 cases have been counted so far. In Botswana, another African country where the variant is found, there are four confirmed cases.
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