Why The Delta Variant Is So Contagious: A New Study Sheds Light

Posted by on July 8, 2021 1:45 pm
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The numerals in the illustration show the main mutation sites of the delta variant first detected in India, which is likely the most contagious version of the coronavirus. Here, the virus

New research from China suggests people infected with the delta variant have, on average, about 1,000 times more virus in their respiratory tracts than people infected with the original strain.

(Image credit: Juan Gaertner/Science Source)

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