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In December 2020, research surveillance detected the B.1.1.7 lineage of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 in São Paulo, Brazil. Rapid genomic sequencing and phylogenetic analysis revealed 2 distinct introductions of the lineage. One patient reported no international travel. There may be more infections with this lineage in Brazil than reported.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid2703.210038

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerg Infect Dis

Publication Date

03/2021

Volume

27

Pages

970 - 972

Keywords

2019 novel coronavirus disease, Brazil, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, coronavirus disease, genomic, lineage B.1.1.7, respiratory infections, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, surveillance, transmission, viruses, zoonoses, Adult, Brazil, COVID-19, Female, Genome, Viral, Humans, Male, Phylogeny, SARS-CoV-2, Travel, Young Adult