An updated framework for SARS-CoV-2 variants reflects the unpredictability of viral evolution

Lorenzo Subissi*, James Richard Otieno, Nathalie Worp, Homa Attar Cohen, Bas B Oude Munnink, Laith J Abu-Raddad, Erik Alm, Amal Barakat, Wendy S Barclay, Jinal N Bhiman, Leon Caly, Meera Chand, Mark Chen, Ann Cullinane, Tulio de Oliveira, Christian Drosten, Julian Druce, Paul Effler, Ihab El Masry, Adama FayeElodie Ghedin, Rebecca Grant, Bart L Haagmans, Christian Happi, Belinda L Herring, Emma B Hodcroft, Juniorcaius Ikejezie, Victoria Katawera, Zyleen Alnashir Kassamali, Yee-Sin Leo, Gabriel M Leung, Rebecca J Kondor, Marco Marklewitz, Jairo Mendez-Rico, Nada M Melhem, Vincent Munster, Karen Nahapetyan, Dhamari Naindoo, Djin-Ye Oh, Thomas P Peacock, Malik Peiris, Zhibin Peng, Leo L M Poon, Andrew Rambaut, Senjuti Saha, Yinzhong Shen, Marilda M Siqueira, Erik Volz, Sofonias K Tessema, Volker Thiel, Henda Triki, Sylvie van der Werf, Karin von Eije, Jane Cunningham, Marion P G Koopmans, Anne von Gottberg, Anurag Agrawal, Maria D Van Kerkhove

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Abstract

The World Health Organization framework for tracking SARS-CoV-2 variants has been updated to reflect the continued evolution of the virus; this framework could be adapted for other emerging respiratory diseases with epidemic and pandemic potential.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNature Medicine
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 May 2024

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