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    Posted: January 08 2022 at 11:14pm

[url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/coronavirus/deltacron-a-new-variant-that-combines-omicron-and-delta-discovered-in-cyprus/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/coronavirus/deltacron-a-new-variant-that-combines-omicron-and-delta-discovered-in-cyprus/ ;

Deltacron: a new variant that combines Omicron and Delta discovered in Cyprus

Cypriot authorities have reported the detection of up to 25 cases of infection with a combined version of the Delta and Omicron variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which they have named “Deltacron”.

“Currently there are coinfections of Omicron and Delta. We have found a variant that is a combination of both,” explained Leondios Kostrikis, professor of Biology at the University of Cyprus and director of the Laboratory of Biotechnology and Molecular Virology.

Kostrikis and his team have highlighted that they are more frequent in hospitalized patients for COVID-19 than in non-hospitalized positives. “We will see in the future if this variant is more pathological or contagious or if it will be imposed” on Delta and Omicron, he has indicated, although in his opinion it is most likely that it will be overshadowed by the Omicron variant as it is more contagious.

El Periodico report

 

UPDATE 1 – 8th January 2022

“Dr Leontios Kostrikis, who leads the team of scientists working at the University of Cyprus’ biotechnology and molecular virology lab, said a new coronavirus variant has been identified in the community.

Speaking to local media, Kostrikis explained that the new variant, which has been dubbed Deltacron, shares the genetic background of the Delta variant along with some of the mutations of Omicron.

“We have found a significant number of mutations only previously found in Omicron cases, which is different from other variants as it has 30 mutations,” he said. “Ten of these were identified in these samples taken in Cyprus”.

Cyprus-Mail.com report

DJ Maybe using the Greek AlphaBet is not such a good idea ? See also [url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-recombinant-delta-and-omicron-variant-called-deltacron-has-finally-emerged-in-cyprus-according-to-documented-genomic-data[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-recombinant-delta-and-omicron-variant-called-deltacron-has-finally-emerged-in-cyprus-according-to-documented-genomic-data 

(Will post more info at New Variants later on...) 

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Maybe the discussion on "Deltacron" has to split; 








Small update: the Cypriot 'Deltacron' sequences reported by several large media outlets look to be quite clearly contamination - they do not cluster on a phylogenetic tree and have a whole Artic primer sequencing amplicon of Omicron in an otherwise Delta backbone.

DJ There may not be a "Deltracon" variant....[url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/coronavirus/deltacron-a-new-variant-that-combines-omicron-and-delta-discovered-in-cyprus/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/coronavirus/deltacron-a-new-variant-that-combines-omicron-and-delta-discovered-in-cyprus/Speaking to local media, Kostrikis explained that the new variant, which has been dubbed Deltacron, shares the genetic background of the Delta variant along with some of the mutations of Omicron.

DJ So is it a Delta-subvariant ? Is it a co-infection with both Delta and Omicron ? 


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No not realy Delta"con" but co-infection. I do not know if co-infection is "better news" then an DeltaCron variant. It may bring more severe disease for those that catch both, a form of "Delta" and a form of "Omicron" (wonder what sub variants are involved)  but also may indicate "Delta" sticking around, mutating further, co-existing...

[url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/science/co-infection/italy-2-cases-of-deltacron-reported-but-theyre-not-recombinant-variants/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/science/co-infection/italy-2-cases-of-deltacron-reported-but-theyre-not-recombinant-variants/ ;

Italy: 2 cases of Deltacron reported, but they’re NOT recombinant variants

Two Deltacron cases have been reported in Italy, one in Padua and the other in Trento. They are NOT recombinant variants however, they are coinfections with both the Delta and Omicron variants.

The samples were found by Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of the Venezie (IZSVe) in Legnaro at the beginning of January. The two infected are a patient residing in the province of Padua and one in the province of Trento.

Il Tiempo report (in Italian)

 

Doctor Antonia Ricci, director of the Zooprophylactic Institute of the Venezie, said “we do not have a sequence generated by the acquisition of mutations between two different variants. What we have found is not a new strain of Sars Cov-2 that combines Delta and Omicron – the only ones currently in circulation – creating a virological bomb in the common imagination, but rather they are samples that have both variants. In short, Delta and Omicron can co-infect the same person”

Larena.it report (in Italian)

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