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P.1 variant, thought to be more contagious than other COVID-19 variants, confirmed in Chicago – WGN TV Chicago

CHICAGO — A third COVID-19 variant has been identified in Illinois and the strain is thought to be more contagious than other ones. Northwestern University researchers…

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CHICAGO A third COVID-19 variant has been identified in Illinois and the strain is thought to be more contagious than other ones.
Northwestern University researchers have determined the P.1 variant, first identified in travelers from Brazil, was confirmed in a Chicago resident. Health officials said their household partner also had COVID-19 and they did not travel outside of Illinois.
Health officials believe this variant is more contagious and may affect antibodies.
“Evidence suggests that this…

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