Spain: Delta and Omicron coinfections detected

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Omicron and Delta coinfections have been detected in Spain for the first time. Spanish doctors have already verified the first cases in the northern provinces of Spain.

A pulmonologist at the Basurto hospital, Sara Quirós, has warned of the risk of being coinfected with the variants of the coronavirus Delta and Omicron at the same time, a phenomenon similar to that of the simultaneous contagion of covid and influenza.

“It is still too early to assess the situation, because there is little time that has elapsed to know if this combination is more serious or not and because there are still very few cases,” Quirós warns in ‘La Voz de Galicia’.

The issue of co-infections with two different variants of SARS-CoV-2 is not new. It has already happened with Gamma and Delta, as a Brazilian scientific team has studied.

El Periodico report (in Spanish)


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** This post was originally published on December 28, 2021 **