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COVID-19 Variants of Concern

By Editor on 4/12/2021

Covid-19 imageSevere acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) possesses a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome. Mutations of this genome may occur over time, and while these changes are not unexpected, specific mutations may alter important characteristics of the virus. When viral genomic changes are associated with potential altered transmission, virulence, or vaccine efficacy, they may be identified as a particular SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern (VOC). Currently, there are three commonly discussed VOCs.

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PT Take-Away: Recommended reading for facilities testing for SARS-CoV-2

By Editor on 10/26/2020

Following the first IQMH proficiency testing (PT) survey for SARS-CoV-2, the IQMH Virology Scientific Committee published Committee Comments with recommendations for participants.

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New Proficiency Testing Virology SARS-CoV-2 survey available

By Editor on 6/12/2020

A new Proficiency Testing Virology SARS-CoV-2 survey is now available.

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