Global variants of COVID-19: Current understanding

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https://doi.org/10.3126/jbs.v8i1.38453

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COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, strains, variant, Variants of Concern

Abstract

Background: SARS-CoV-2 is an RNA virus that undergoes mutation producing a variety of strains. Mutagens include UV radiation, metals, and endogenous components of organisms. Each strain is specific in terms of virulence, immune response in the body and efficacy of the vaccines.

Conclusion: Researchers need to gather data and collaborate with global organizations to learn about the newly evolving strains. Information about the mutations and variants are inevitable in understanding virus transmission and developing vaccines to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Author Biographies

B Roy, Quest International University, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Senior Lecturer, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine

JK Dhillon, Quest International University, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Biomedical student, Faculty of Medicine

N Habib, Quest International University, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Senior Lecturer, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine

B Pugazhandhi, Melaka Manipal Medical College (MMMC), Manipal Campus, Madhav Nagar, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India

Research fellow

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Published

2021-07-16

How to Cite

Roy, B., Dhillon, J., Habib, N., & Pugazhandhi, B. (2021). Global variants of COVID-19: Current understanding. Journal of Biomedical Sciences, 8(1), 8–11. https://doi.org/10.3126/jbs.v8i1.38453

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