Malaysia has identified a mutation in Sars-CoV-2 – of the virus that causes the Covid-19 pandemic – where is 10 times more contagious than the original Wuhan strain.
This mutation, bears the name D614G, was found in samples taken from three cases associated with the Sivagangga complex and one of the Ulu Tiram complex……..
Bloomberg reports that a coronavirus mutant was discovered in Malaysia, 10 times stronger.
According to Bloomberg, This mutation has been found in other countries and is called D614G and has been detected in at least three of the 45 Outbreaks appear to have been exacerbated by the owner of a restaurant returning from India and violating the 14-day quarantine.
The coronavirus mutation called D614G has been found to be 10 times more infectious https://t.co/dXW1WiCOwd
— Bloomberg (@business) August 17, 2020
This new report overturns the data as this mutant strain may mean that studies on coronavirus vaccines may be incomplete or ineffective against the mutation., said the Director General of Health of Malaysia, Noor Hisham Abdullah.
The World Health Organization, on the other hand, says there is no evidence that it causes a more serious infection..
According to Bloomberg, this mutation seems to be gradually prevailing in Europe and the USA, with WHO, however to explain that there is no evidence that it causes a more serious illness.
A study published in the Cell Press said the most likely scenario is that the mutation would not have a major impact on the effectiveness of vaccines already being developed.. Furthermore, Researchers note that antibodies to the AR known coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 will be effective against the D614G mutation. In the same document however, according to Medium, It is emphasized that this type of coronavirus can be up to 10 times more contagious.
"People need to be careful and take more precautions because this strain is now found in Malaysia.", Noor Hisham Abdullah wrote on Facebook on Saturday.