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What You Need To Know About Deltacron

BP World Bureau | Jan 12 2022 11:19:24 AM
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NEW DELHI: Deltacron is a supposed new SARS-CoV-2 variant, of the name B.1.640.2.
Researchers in Cyprus said that it contains mutations that appeared to be a combination of Delta and Omicron variants.
Many virologists are not worried about the emergency of this. They globally refute ‘Deltacron’ being a variant, stating that it is most likely the result of laboratory contamination and not a new strain.
Virologists said that lab contamination can happen any time owing to the mixing of fluids at a microscopic level when sequencing viruses.
There are a total of only 24 sequences of the B.1.640.2 (‘deltacron’), while there are over 120,000 sequences of the Omicron variant so there is no risk of the former yet.