Emergence and fast spread of B.1.1.7 lineage in Lebanon.

  title={Emergence and fast spread of B.1.1.7 lineage in Lebanon.},
  author={Manar Younes and Kassem Hamze and Hamed Nassar and Mohamad S. I. Makki and M. Ghaddar and Paul A Nguewa and Fadi Abdel Sater},
The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) remains a rapid spread emerging disease. Recently, a new variant of this virus called SARS-CoV-2 VOC 202012/01 (or B.1.1.7 lineage), described in the United Kingdom (UK), has become highly prevalent in several countries. Its rate of transmission has been estimated to be greatly higher. B.1.1.7 lineage harbors 23 mutations co-existed for the first time in the same variant. Herein, we are interested only by the deletion mutation… 
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