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These Are the 6 Main Strains of Coronavirus You Need to Know About

Best Life Logo By Allie Hogan of Best Life | Slide 1 of 7: The mutation of the COVID-19 virus continues to be a source of apprehension, with many people concerned about how the virus will evolve. Much of the fear surrounding COVID-19's mutation is a fear of the unknown. Will the virus become more infectious? Will it present completely different symptoms? As experts watch COVID-19 continue to evolve and spawn new mutations, they've been able to learn more about the virus. In fact, researchers now know that there are currently six main strains of COVID-19 across the globe.Luckily, COVID-19's mutation rate remains low, according to a July study out of Università di Bologna published by Frontiers in Microbiology. That means the mutation of the virus won't hinder the development of effective vaccines. Researchers examined 48,635 coronavirus genomes from all over the world to map out the spread and mutations of the virus as it traverses continents. These are the six strains the study identified. And for more on COVID's spread, Dr. Fauci Says There's Now Evidence That Coronavirus Spreads This Way.

These Are the 6 Main Strains of Coronavirus You Need to Know About

The mutation of the COVID-19 virus continues to be a source of apprehension, with many people concerned about how the virus will evolve. Much of the fear surrounding COVID-19's mutation is a fear of the unknown. Will the virus become more infectious? Will it present completely different symptoms? As experts watch COVID-19 continue to evolve and spawn new mutations, they've been able to learn more about the virus. In fact, researchers now know that there are currently six main strains of COVID-19 across the globe.

Luckily, COVID-19's mutation rate remains low, according to a July study out of Università di Bologna published by Frontiers in Microbiology. That means the mutation of the virus won't hinder the development of effective vaccines. Researchers examined 48,635 coronavirus genomes from all over the world to map out the spread and mutations of the virus as it traverses continents. These are the six strains the study identified. And for more on COVID's spread, Dr. Fauci Says There's Now Evidence That Coronavirus Spreads This Way.

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