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First case of drug resistant Omicron BQ.1 sub-variant found in Thailand

The Centre for Medical Genomics, at Ramathibodi Hospital, has found the first case in Thailand of a descendant of the COVID-19 Omicron BA.5 sub-variant, called BQ.1.

The centre said, in its Facebook post today (Tuesday), that the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about the spread of BQ.1 and BQ.1.1, two descendants of Omicron’s BA.5 sub-variant.

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By Thai PBS World


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