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New coronavirus variant detected in Rio de Janeiro state

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new strain of the novel coronavirus, originated from the B.1.1.28, was detected in the city of Porto Real, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, near the border with the state of São Paulo.

Named P.5, it shares the same structure of the original strain, but suffered mutations in the spike protein, as the crown of the virus that attaches to cells is known. The information was . . .

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