The British Express website, citing virologist Sandia Omnilba, said that the new strain of Corona virus, which appeared in Nigeria, may have a higher ability to infect the disease.
The scientist added: “What we can say from the clinical point of view, is that there are more people who suffer from signs and symptoms, the more serious the disease.”
The scientist mentioned that the new strain has a higher prevalence rate than the previous strain. He stressed that one person can transmit the disease at a time to four or five family members.
And scientists indicate that, mutations are a natural phenomenon for the virus, but the more dangerous forms of the disease caused by a new strain require very careful study of this form of the virus.
The news of the emergence of a new strain of Corona virus spread in Nigeria at the end of last December.
According to the African Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the new strain was discovered when studying samples from two patients in the Nigerian state of Osun.