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Even more infectious sub-variant of Omicron is now DOMINANT in England

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Even more infectious sub-variant of Omicron is now DOMINANT in England but health chiefs insist BA.2 strain is no more lethal - and they reveal they've now also spotted 32 case of 'Deltacron'UKHSA scientists say Omic...

Covid remains infectious for at least five minutes in bathrooms

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Covid particles may linger in shower rooms for at least 20 MINUTES after infectious people leave, study suggestsBristol University suspended droplets in the air to mimic them being expelled In an office environment, ...

Lateral flows may FAIL to spot Omicron when people are most infectious

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Lateral flow tests may FAIL to spot Omicron when people are most infectious, study warnsUS experts examined lateral flow and PCR tests from Omicron outbreak sites It took three days longer to test positive on a later...

Time-lapse maps shows how more infectious Delta offshoot has spread

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Timelapse maps reveal how '15% more infectious' Delta offshoot 'Nu' has rapidly spread across England since it was first detected in London and the South East in June - but experts insist it is NOTHING to worry about...

Is an even MORE infectious strain of Delta now taking off in Britain?

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Is an even MORE infectious strain of Delta now taking off in Britain? Almost 10% of new cases in the UK are down to specific variant as data shows proportion has DOUBLED in a monthThe AY.4.2 strain was spotted in the...

Is this why Delta is so infectious? Viral load 300x higher

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Is this why Delta is so infectious? Patients with mutant Covid variant have a viral load 300 times higher than those with original virusThe viral load is the amount of virus that is detected during tests on a person ...