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    COVID-19 Variant Surging in Brazil Confirmed in Ohio

    By Pete Grieve Columbus
    PUBLISHED 7:00 PM ET Mar. 07, 2021

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The first Ohio case of the more contagious COVID-19 variant that spread rapidly in Brazil has been reported.

    Ohio joins seven other states that have detected the alarming variant, which was first detected in a routine screening when four infected travelers flew from Brazil to Tokyo on Jan. 2. The sample, detected in a 2-year-old boy, is one of just 15 U.S. cases of the variant.

    It was collected by Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, according to a global database for tracking mutations in COVID-19. An Ohio State Wexner Medical Center laboratory uploaded the sequenced sample to the database.

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    https://spectrumnews1.com/oh/dayton/...ain-first-case

    Okieman Comment: The article does not mention whether this was a travel related case or not. It was identified in a 2 year old child at a children's hospital. I would like to know more about this case. Because if it is not connected to a travel related case then it means it is a community acquired case. And one in a child at a hospital. Hopefully we will know more soon.

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