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RSS FeedsMinnesota case marks 1st detection of Brazil variant in US
(World News Brazil)


26 january 2021 18:22:35

Minnesota case marks 1st detection of Brazil variant in US
(World News Brazil)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new Brazilian variant of the coronavirus has made its first known appearance in the United States in a person who recently returned to Minnesota after traveling to Brazil, state health officials announced Monday. The Brazil P.1 variant was found in a specimen from a patient who lives in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area who became ill in the first week of January, the Minnesota Department of Health said in a statement. Epidemiologists are interviewing the person to obtain more details about their illness, travel and contacts. There was no immediate indication that the variant was spreading in Minnesota. Viruses are constantly mutating, and new versions – called variants –...

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