Anvisa makes preliminary identification of two cases of the Ômicron variant

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The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) informed this Tuesday (30) that samples from two Brazilians who preliminarily presented positive laboratory results for the Ômicron variant of Covid-19 will be sent for confirmatory laboratory analysis, after testing carried out by Albert Einstein laboratory.

According to Anvisa, the test was carried out on a passenger coming from South Africa, who disembarked in Guarulhos on the 23rd, with a negative RT-PCR test result, in order to prepare for the return trip to South Africa. the laboratory located at Guarulhos airport, on the 25th, to, already in the company of his wife, perform the RT-PCR test required for the return trip.

At that time, both tested positive for Covid-19 and the fact was reported to the Center for Strategic Information on Health Surveillance (CIEVS) in São Paulo. According to information from the presenter of CNN Kenzô Machida, the couple is already in isolation, has mild symptoms of Covid-19 and has no history of vaccination.

After the positive result, the Albert Einstein laboratory performed the genetic sequencing of the samples and notified Anvisa about the positive results of the tests and about the start of procedures for genetic sequencing this Monday (29).

This Tuesday (30), however, the laboratory reported that, in previous analyses, the Ômicron variant was identified. According to national protocols, the material must be sent to the Adolfo Lutz Institute (IAL) for the purpose of confirming the genetic sequencing.

Anvisa has also informed the Ministry of Health and the São Paulo state and municipal health secretariats on the preliminary identification for the adoption of relevant public health measures.

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Reference: CNN Brasil

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