Policy for Screening SARS-CoV-2 Variants in the Emergency Room Revealed 2 Cases of Moderate Infection Due to Alpha Variant in Patients Vaccinated with ChAdOx1-S
With the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and the emergence of variants, it is of importance to monitor the outbreak on the ground. Only genome sequencing can accurately type variants, but this method is expensive, timeconsuming and unsuitable for routine use. The detection of major mutations of concern with a RT-qPCR although more limited is a rapid, robust and affordable alternative.
Pharan Djimafo Tiwet, Francois Coenen, Laurent Blairon, Roberto Cupaiolo, Marie Tre-Hardy, Sophie Collignon, Ingrid Beukinga