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A Nigerian strain resistant to Corona vaccines was discovered in Italy



The President of the Italian Society of Virologists and Director of the Microbiology Laboratory Arnaldo Caruso announced the discovery of a "Nigerian strain" of the Corona virus that is resistant to vaccines in Italy, and said: "For the first time in Italy, we have isolated a strain characterized by mutations that the current vaccines may not be effective against."


John Nkengasung, director of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said, "The Nigerian virus mutation is different from the one in Britain, and it is partly similar to the specific type in South Africa."


He added: "According to the preliminary results, this mutation is less contagious than the South African mutation," noting that "a new strain of Corona virus in Nigeria was detected in December of last year."


Official statistics indicate that more than 114.7 million people have been infected with the Coronavirus, and 64.7 million people have recovered, in a record of more than 2.5 million deaths from the virus around the world.

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