Authors: Tulio De Oliveira and CERI and KRISP team - 2023-01-07
Summary: The first case of the COVID-19 sub-variant that's currently the dominant strain in the US, has been confirmed in South Africa. The XBB.1.5 has been detected by Stellenbosch University's Network for Genomics Surveillance. The National Department of Health says that they have been alerted about the variant which has been described as the most transmissible sub-variant to date. The Health Department says that they're currently in discussions with scientists to gather more information about the variant including its transmissibility and severity. the Director at the Centre for Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University Professor Tulio de Oliveira \ For more news, visit sabcnews.com and also #SABCNews on all Social Media platforms.
KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).