“Deltacron”: new variant of Covid-19 found in Cyprus

The Cypriot authorities have made known to the world the detection of up to 25 cases of infection a combined version of the variants Delta Y Omicron of Covid-19 which they have now named as “Deltacron“.

Leondios Kostrikis, director of the Molecular Virology and Biotechnology Laboratory in Cyprus has stated that the new variant has the genetic signature of the omicron variants and the genomes of the delta variant, so it is feared that it is a variant of “concern”.

This new probable variant comes to set off the alarms since in our country and mainly in the capital as we informed you in AmericanPost.News, the Ómicron is already the predominant variant due to its rapid spread.

They discover the Deltacron

It was to the local Sigma TV station that the Cyprus University Biology station also gave the first statements, “Currently there are coinfections of Ómicron and Delta, we have found a variant that is the combination of both.”

It was only on January 7 that the samples of the 25 patients detected were sent to the international database GISAID of the Pasteur Institute, in charge of publishing the official sequencing of the new variants of influenza and coronavirus.

“We will see if in the future this variant is more pathological or contagious or if it will be imposed” on the others, the expert has indicated, although, in his opinion, it is most likely to be overshadowed by the omicron variant as it is the most contagious.

What is the incubation period for the coronavirus?

The incubation time is in short the time that elapses between the infection by the virus and the appearance of the first symptoms of the disease and in most of the cases they have a period that oscillates between 1 and 14 days.

It is important to know that the symptoms can vary depending on the variant, but currently the dominant one in the country is the Ómicron, which even caused this weekend that dozens of Aeroméxico flights were canceled due to the high number of infections in its workers.

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