A new strain of test tube fever that can cause brain damage
The strain of the coronavirus that has killed more than 3 million people in the world has been isolated in a lab in China.
The strain, called Zaire11, has the ability to cause severe brain damage in the lab and is suspected to be circulating in countries such as China and Vietnam, which have been hardest hit by the outbreak.
The latest strain is a variant of Zaire6 that can be transmitted through close contact with blood or other body fluids.
In addition to causing severe brain injuries, Zaire strain can also cause pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses.
In the US, the strain is still being isolated from an elderly man in Oregon.
The man, who has not been identified, was tested after returning from the US military in a unit in Afghanistan.
The tests showed he has the Zaire virus and the new strain.
“It is very rare for a patient to show any clinical symptoms, and it is also very rare that they develop a clinical illness,” said Dr. Steven W. Hsu, an infectious disease specialist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The CDC reported a total of 7,903 new cases of the Zire virus in the US.
In February, the agency reported that the number of new cases was down to 3,788, with the majority of them occurring in California, New York, New Jersey, and Texas.
While the strain has killed nearly 3 million, it is believed to be relatively rare.
There are only a few thousand known cases of Zire11 in the United States, and that number is believed low, according to a recent analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“In the last few months we have been seeing an uptick in the Z virus.
But this is a new strain, so we are just in the beginning stages,” said Michael C. Cramer, an associate professor of infectious diseases at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Hsieh said the strain could infect up to one million people, but that this figure might be too low given the size of the population and the fact that it is a relatively new strain that has only recently been isolated.
“So we are very careful to say that it’s very, very rare,” he said.
But while Zaire may be rare, it’s not just rare in the developed world.
It has been found in China, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom.
The new strain was first identified in February, when a patient was hospitalized in Taiwan after contracting it from a doctor.
The patient, who had been in intensive care for about a month, tested positive for the strain and had a fever.
The strain was isolated in Taiwan and has been traced to the man’s residence.
The man was not hospitalized or hospitalized with the virus.
“I have no reason to think this is not something that is going to become prevalent,” Dr. Cramers told ABC News.
“We’re just seeing that this strain is being spread through the air, and people are getting infected and getting sick,” he added.
The patient who tested positive is not the first to get infected.
A previous patient infected in March in California tested positive, and two other patients have tested positive.
Dr Hsiey said he thinks it will take several years for the new strains to be widespread in the region, especially if Zaire is spread through contact with the blood of a person who has contracted the virus in another way.
“You’re talking about a large number of people,” he told ABC.
“It’s a long way off.
It could take years to spread that way.”
While the new Zaire infection is rare, Hsiewis fears it could happen again, especially in the next few weeks, when more patients will be tested for the Z-series strain.
Hsieh also said it is important to know that the new variant of the virus has been in circulation in the developing world for decades, and so it is possible the strain that was isolated could spread in the future.
“They have been around for a long time.
They have not spread widely,” he explained.”
The thing that we are doing now is looking at where we have seen it.
We are looking at what is the potential for spread.
So we are seeing a lot of different things.”ABC News’ Julie Bykowicz contributed to this report.