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CTV Winnipeg: Manitoba virologist discusses EG.5, new COVID-19 strain

August 16, 2023 — 

The emerging COVID-19 variant, known as EG.5, has been detected in Manitoba and may eventually become the dominant strain.

Last week, the World Health Organization classified EG.5 as a variant of interest, but said it does not seem to pose more of a threat to public health than other variants.

According to virologist Jason Kindrachuk, this strain is an Omicron subvariant that doesn’t deviate much from what we’ve already seen.


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