Emergence and Persistent Dominance of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.2.3.7 Variant, Taiwan

Pei Lan Shao, Hsiao Chen Tu, Yu Nong Gong, Hung Yu Shu, Ralph Kirby, Li Yun Hsu, Hui Yee Yeo, Han Yueh Kuo, Yi Chia Huang, Yung Feng Lin, Hui Ying Weng, Yueh Lin Wu, Chien Chih Chen, Tzen Wen Chen, Kuo Ming Lee, Chung Guei Huang, Shin Ru Shih, Wei J. Chen, Chen Chi Wu, Chong Jen Yu*Shih Feng Tsai*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Since April 2022, waves of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant cases have surfaced in Taiwan and spread throughout the island. Using high-throughput sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 genome, we analyzed 2,405 PCR-positive swab samples from 2,339 persons and identified the Omicron BA.2.3.7 variant as a major lineage within recent community outbreaks in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)792-796
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - 04 2023

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