Thailand: first cases of XE and XJ recombinants reported

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Thailand has reported its first cases of Omicron XE and XJ.  Both are recombinations of different versions of the Omicron variant. The finding of XE, a mutant hybrid of the BA.1 and BA.2 variants, was reported by the Center for Medical Genomics, Ramathibodi Hospital on Saturday March 2022.

The head of the Centre for Medical Genomics (CMG) at Ramathibodi Hospital, which diagnosed the patient found with the strain, said the individual had already made a full recovery.

Bangkok Times report


The Bangkok Times has also reported the first case of the XJ recombinant in the country. The recombinant was first reported in Finland.

Bangkok Times- Delivery man may be infected with new XJ Covid variant 



SARS-CoV-2: New recombinants designated XG, XH, XJ, XK and XL



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** This post was originally published on April 4, 2022 **