The first case of a new species of African corona has been confirmed in Europe

اولین مورد ابتلا به گونه جدید کرونا آفریقایی در اروپا تایید شد

The Belgian Minister of Health announced the first case of a new strain of the corona virus in this country, which has been referred to as B.1.1.529 in South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong in recent days, and has caused concern to the World Health Organization. Has been.

Just hours after British Health Minister Sajid Javid warned that a new strain of the coronavirus could spread to more countries, Belgian Health and Social Affairs Minister Frank Wendenbrook Announced This new species was discovered in an unvaccinated traveler who entered the country from Egypt on November 11, and his test was positive on December 1.

Also a prominent local virologist, Mark Wernest On Twitter Confirmed that the first sample of a new species of coronavirus has been identified in this country.

However, the first European case of the new strain was found in an unvaccinated young adult woman who had mild flu-like symptoms 11 days after her trip, and had no connection to South Africa or other South African countries. Has not.

Some European countries, including Britain, Germany and Italy, have now closed their air borders, and the British Minister for Health has also reported that there are no known cases in the UK yet, but great care must be taken as current vaccines may be used against this. Strains are less effective and probably more transmissible than other species.

Flights to six countries, including South Africa, Botswana, Swatini, Zimbabwe and Namibia, have been temporarily banned since noon on Friday.

So far, new species have been approved in Botswana, South Africa, Hong Kong and Israel. has been identified Including one case reported in Belgium, a total of 85 confirmed cases have been identified so far.

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