More E484K, B1128 coronavirus co-infections reported in Brazil

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B.1.1.28 (E484K) is able to establish successful coinfection events co-occurring simultaneously with different lineages of SARS-CoV-2.

The novel variant B.1.1.28 (E484K) previously described in Rio de Janeiro is currently spread across the southernmost state of Brazil.

The novel variant VUI-NP13L was also identified by causing a local outbreak in Rio Grande do Sul.

Medrxix paper  – Pervasive transmission of E484K and emergence of VUI-NP13L with evidence of SARS-CoV-2 co-infection events by two different lineages in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil



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