Britain’s Health Security Agency is monitoring three recombinant lineages: XD, XE and XF. Photo:  Shutterstock
Britain’s Health Security Agency is monitoring three recombinant lineages: XD, XE and XF. Photo: Shutterstock

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What is the XE Omicron hybrid and should we be worried about it?

  • Researchers have detected a number of recombinant Covid-19 sublineages in Europe
  • One of them is showing early signs of being even more transmissible than the original Omicron variant

Britain’s Health Security Agency is monitoring three recombinant lineages: XD, XE and XF. Photo:  Shutterstock
Britain’s Health Security Agency is monitoring three recombinant lineages: XD, XE and XF. Photo: Shutterstock
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