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
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

Coronavirus: scientists say more genomic surveillance is needed 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

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
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
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
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