Cluster characterization of SARS-CoV-2 in military personnel deployed to Egypt and subsequent introduction of B.1.1.7 and C.36 lineages to Colombia

Nathalia Ballesteros, Sergio Castañeda, Marina Muñoz, Luz H. Patiño, Claudia Méndez, Carolina Oliveros, Julie Pérez, Lorena Albarracín, Elizabeth K. Márquez, María Teresa Alvarado, Frank de Los Santos Ortiz, Yanira Romero, Camilo A. Correa-Cárdenas, Maria Clara Duque, Sergio Gutíerrez-Riveros, Alberto Paniz-Mondolfi, Juan David Ramírez

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Abstract

We report a phylogenomic and epidemiological analysis of 29 imported cases of SARS-CoV-2 in Colombian military personnel with travel history in Sinai, Egypt. Twenty-eight were classified as B.1.1.7, also known as the Alpha variant, and the remaining genomes were classified as C.36, being the first report of this Egypt endemic lineage for Colombia.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Travel Medicine
Volume28
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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