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Coronavirus medical mystery: Baby with high viral load puzzles researchers – The Washington Post

Doctors concerned about mutations urge more genomic sequencing of children’s infections.



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Roberta DeBiasi, chief of infectious disease for the hospital, knew she couldnt conclude anything from one case. But it set off alarm bells. And as the researchers delved further into the mystery, they found evidence that a variant with a mutation called N679S may be circulating in the Mid-Atlantic region.
No one knows whether the infant, who was seen in September and has since recovered, represents achance case, a sign of things to come, or worrisome changes already in motion as new, more transmissible…

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