News > Mutation in Novel Coronavirus May Have Made it More Contagious: Study
Mutation in Novel Coronavirus May Have Made it More Contagious: Study
E-News | 02/11/2020 02:50 PM | Click to read full article
The novel coronavirus is accumulating genetic mutations. The researchers noted that the mutation, called D614G, is in the spike protein that pries open our cells for viral entry.
The researchers noted that during the initial wave of the pandemic, 71 per cent of the novel coronaviruses identified in patients in Houston had this mutation. When the second wave of the outbreak hit Houston during the summer, this variant had leapt to 99.9 per cent prevalence.