Occurrence of variants of SARS-CoV-2 in the Americas (11 January 2021)
Ocurrencia de variantes de SARS-CoV-2 en las Américas (11 de enero del 2021)
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Through this document, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) communicates to the Member States preliminary information on the detection in the Americas of two variants of interest of SARS-CoV-2 that have been associated with increased transmission in the United Kingdom and in the Republic of South Africa. PAHO / WHO recommends that Member States continue with the sequencing of samples according to the guidelines of the regional genomic surveillance network and monitor sudden changes in the incidence of COVID-19, which occur in light of public health measures and of social distancing implemented and fulfilled by the population.
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