Genomic sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 E484K Variant B.1.243.1, Arizona, USA

Peter T. Skidmore, Emily A. Kaelin, La Rinda A. Holland, Rabia Maqsood, Lily I. Wu, Nicholas J. Mellor, Joy M. Blain, Valerie Harris, Joshua LaBaer, Vel Murugan, Efrem S. Lim

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Genomic surveillance can provide early insights into new circulating severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variants. While conducting genomic surveillance (1,663 cases) from December 2020-April 2021 in Arizona, USA, we detected an emergent E484Kharboring variant, B.1.243.1. This finding demonstrates the importance of real-time SARS-CoV-2 surveillance to better inform public health responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2718-2720
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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