We identified the first case in Italy of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) B.1.1.529 variant, using whole-genome sequencing in an Italian subject traveling from Mozambique. Specific mutation profiles deserve further investigations to clarify potential effects on vaccination efficacy. This case highlights the crucial role of rapid and continuous surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 variant circulation.

First Identification of the New Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Omicron Variant (B.1.1.529) in Italy / V. Micheli, F. Bracchitta, A. Rizzo, A. Mancon, D. Mileto, A. Lombardi, P. Stefanelli, M.R. Gismondo. - In: CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES. - ISSN 1058-4838. - 75:3(2022 Aug 01), pp. 522-524. [10.1093/cid/ciab1044]

First Identification of the New Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Omicron Variant (B.1.1.529) in Italy

F. Bracchitta;M.R. Gismondo
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2022

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We identified the first case in Italy of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) B.1.1.529 variant, using whole-genome sequencing in an Italian subject traveling from Mozambique. Specific mutation profiles deserve further investigations to clarify potential effects on vaccination efficacy. This case highlights the crucial role of rapid and continuous surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 variant circulation.
B.1.1.529; COVID-19; Omicron; SARS-CoV-2; viral variants
Settore MED/07 - Microbiologia e Microbiologia Clinica
1-ago-2022
21-gen-2022
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