Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What we know about the omicron variant

At this point, there are more questions than answers about the new coronavirus variant discovered in southern Africa, says Texas A&M University epidemiologist Rebecca Fischer. While the new omicron variant is being monitored ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nigeria detects first case of omicron variant from October

Nigeria has detected its first case of the omicron coronavirus variant in a sample it collected in October, weeks before South Africa alerted the world about the variant last week, the country's national public health institute ...


Genomic surveillance crucial to mitigate and contain COVID-19

Although the development and increasingly widespread availability of effective and safe vaccines provides the greatest hope for the future recovery from the increasingly devastating COVID-19 pandemic, genomic surveillance ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Low-cost method for finding new coronavirus variants

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a technology for cost-effective surveillance of the global spread of new SARS-CoV-2 variants. The technique is presented in the scientific journal Nature Communications.