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Denmark finds 4 #coronavirus cases which only have the E484K mutation in the spike protein

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The first case of another covid-19 variant has been found in Denmark. This is the virus variant B.1.351 / 501Y, which was originally detected in South Africa .

The Danish covid-19 case of B.1.351 / 501Y was found on Zealand and is associated with a trip to Dubai. The variant has both the 501Y mutation, which is associated with greater infectivity, and the 484K mutation, which may lead to a decrease in the sensitivity to the protective antibodies in patients who have recovered from COVID-19 infection.

At the same time, the Statens Serum Institut (SSI) has found four covid-19 cases with another virus variant, which only has the E484K mutation in the Spike protein, which as mentioned before may be associated with reduced sensitivity to the protective antibodies.

https://www.ssi.dk/aktuelt/nyheder/2021/det-foerste-tilfalde-af-ny-covid-19-variant-er-nu-fundet-i-danmark

 

 
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