fbpx
Coronavirus

Texas A&M University Researchers Identify New COVID-19 Strain Resistant to Antibodies

Texas A&M University researchers have identified a new COVID-19 variant called BV-1, after Brazos Valley, where it originated.

Scientists at the Texas A&M Global Health Research Complex (GHRC) identified the variant from a saliva sample taken from a student as a part of an ongoing testing program. Researchers believe it’s related to the United Kingdom variant.

The student with the confirmed case showed mild flu-like symptoms for nearly a month, suggesting this new variant may cause a longer than normal infection in young adults. Although only one mild case has been confirmed, researchers are worried that the variant shows resistance to antibodies.

Read the source article at KXAN

    Leave a Review or Comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Back to top button