Denmark: 2 cases of B.1.1.7 #coronavirus variant found with E484K mutation

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Denmark has found the first two cases of the UK coronavirus variant B.1.1.7, which has been mutated to have reduced sensitivity to antibodies, says Minister of Health Magnus Heunicke (S).

The variant is immediately the same as the one commonly referred to as B117 – the British variant of coronavirus – but it has the mutation E484K.

According to the Statens Serum Institut (SSI), the E484K mutation has so far only been seen in the B117 variant in the UK and the Netherlands.

Berlingske.dk report

 

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