Deltacron, New Strain That Combines Delta, Omicron, Found In Cyprus
The sequences of the 25 deltacron cases were sent to GISAID, the international database that tracks changes in the virus, on January 7.
Georgios Georgiou, Bloomberg
Updated: January 09, 2022 10:55 pm IST
A strain of Covid-19 that combines delta and omicron was found in Cyprus, according to Leondios Kostrikis, professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus and head of the Laboratory of Biotechnology and Molecular Virology.
"There are currently omicron and delta co-infections and we found this strain that is a combination of these two," Kostrikis said in an interview with Sigma TV Friday. The discovery was named "deltacron" due to the identification of omicron-like genetic signatures within the delta genomes, he said.