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First case of omicron-strain infection detected in Senegal


MOSCOW, 5 Dec. The first case of infection with the omicron coronavirus strain was detected in Senegal, reports Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Education (iressef). “First case of omicron infection recorded in Senegal. Thanks to its genomic laboratory, Iressef detected the first case of omicron strain on Friday, December 3, 2021, in an out-country traveler, “the institute said on Twitter. At the end of an emergency meeting, it decided to classify a new variant of the coronavirus discovered in South Africa as causing concern. The new strain – B.1.1.529 – has been named by the WHO with the Greek letter omicron.

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