CDC tracking new COVID lineage BA.2.86 after it was detected in the US

A 3D model shows the structure of the Covid-19 virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is tracking a new lineage of the virus that causes COVID-19 after it was detected in the United States.

Named BA.2.86, the strain was first detected in Denmark on July 24 of this year, then Israel, followed by Michigan in August for a total of four cases, according to the open global genome sequencing database GISAID .

“Today we are more prepared than ever to detect and respond to changes in the COVID-19 virus,” a CDC spokesperson told ABC News. “Scientists are […]

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