Researchers have called for more effective and coordinated genomic surveillance of Sars-CoV-2 and other emerging viruses to contain this and future pandemics. Photo: EPA-EFE
Scientists call for more virus surveillance to detect new variants sooner
  • Just 2 per cent of global Covid-19 cases have been sequenced, according to a study by researchers in China and Britain
  • They say limited tracking in low-income countries may cause delays in finding new strains, which is key to pandemic control
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Omicron better at dodging vaccine, South African study finds
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Researchers have called for more effective and coordinated genomic surveillance of Sars-CoV-2 and other emerging viruses to contain this and future pandemics. Photo: EPA-EFE
Scientists call for more virus surveillance to detect new variants sooner
  • Just 2 per cent of global Covid-19 cases have been sequenced, according to a study by researchers in China and Britain
  • They say limited tracking in low-income countries may cause delays in finding new strains, which is key to pandemic control
24 minutes ago
Coronavirus pandemic
Scientists call for more virus surveillance to detect new variants sooner
24 minutes ago
  • Just 2 per cent of global Covid-19 cases have been sequenced, according to a study by researchers in China and Britain
  • They say limited tracking in low-income countries may cause delays in finding new strains, which is key to pandemic control
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