Type of Covid virus that circulates in the Dominican Republic has a high transmissibility

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Santo Domingo, DR The first sequences of the genome of the virus causing the Covid-19 disease circulating in the Dominican Republic were registered by Dominican researchers, determining that it has the D614G mutation in the spike protein of the virus that has been related to high transmissibility. The finding was made by Dominican researchers in collaboration with the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), determining that the SARS-CoV-2 circulating in the country has the D614G mutation in the spike protein of the virus, which has been related to high transmissibility and with European sequences, which according to the experts, could explain why in the first months it behaved explosively. The participating researchers were those from the Institute of Tropical Medicine & Global Health of the Ibero-American University (UNIBE), the […]

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