E484K mutation discovered in COVID-19 variant in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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The new SARS-CoV-2 mutation, E484K, detected in four patients from Jalisco, has some characteristics of its own and differences with the strain identified in Brazil and South Africa, according to the University of Guadalajara.

“What we can confirm is that we did detect the E484K mutation and this is an important finding, since it had not been reported in Mexico,” said the head of the Laboratory for Diagnosis in Emerging and Reemerging Diseases (LaDEER), Nataly Vega Magaña, at the University Center for Health Sciences (CUCS) of the University of Guadalajara.

Report in Vallarta Daily


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** This post was originally published on February 6, 2021 **