A new strain of coronavirus has infected healthcare workers in the U.T. and in other countries, leading to an increase in hospitalizations and other health-care-related infections, a U.K.-based health-research institute said.
U.K. Health Protection Agency data showed more than 9 million people have been infected with the new strain, which is not linked to the original virus.
The new coronaviruses are more lethal, can spread through air or water and are highly infectious.
“We are seeing a huge increase in infections and deaths in healthcare settings,” said Dr. Mark Poulter, chief medical officer of U.N. Health, who was in Tokyo.
“There is a lot of concern about the impact of the coronaviral spread.
This has been an extremely disruptive virus, it has affected all sectors of our society.”
A team from the Utsunomiya University in Japan has found that the coronovirus has altered the genetic code of some people.
Its finding, published Wednesday in the journal Science, suggests that some coronaviviruses, including the one that has killed a large number of people in Europe, may be able to change DNA sequences in people.
Poulters team has been studying the virus since February, when it first appeared in Japan.
Utsunomium is a Japanese research institute and the primary sponsor of the research.
It has spent the past year looking into how coronavira strains infect people and whether they are transmitted via blood.
It found that some strains of the new coronivirus changed the genetic coding of a person’s DNA and made them susceptible to the new virus.
“The genetic changes that we’ve seen so far suggest that they are capable of changing the DNA of people, and that could have a direct impact on the transmission of the virus,” said Poulster.
“These changes might be transmitted via people who are infected with one of these coronavirs.”
“It could mean that a person infected with a particular coronavirod strain may become more susceptible to other variants of the same virus.
That could be particularly important for people in developing countries where we are seeing the most severe cases of coronoviral disease,” Poulsters team wrote in a press release.
Poulter’s team had been studying coronavirevirus strains in Japan, and they have been working with people in hospitals to determine if they might be able help them.
“It’s clear that these changes can be transmitted,” Poulster said.
“The fact that these people are actually infected and not dead, is important.
We’re trying to find out if they are carriers or not.”
Utsuomiya’s scientists said it is possible the new genetic changes might also be transmitted by infected people returning from abroad.
“It’s not clear yet if that is the case, but we’re definitely looking into it,” said lead author Akira Natsume.
“What we’re trying for now is to see if there is an effect on the circulation of coronivirids in people,” said Natsumes co-author and professor at Utsuomium Akira Hasegawa.
“That is a priority for us.”
The new coronoviruses have not been found in the United States.
The U.P.H. says it is monitoring the situation and that it will take steps to protect people, including testing for new coronapenemics, to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirinuses.
The U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it was “very concerned” about the spread and reported more than 3,000 cases of infection in the last two weeks.
The coronavires have also caused widespread travel problems.
Penn, which has a large immigrant population, has reported at least 15 new cases, including two deaths.
In a statement, U. U Penn said that it is working with Utsuna and other partners to develop a vaccine and to identify people at high risk.
The university has been partnering with Japan’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIDID) to study the virus and has been working to determine how it is spreading.
“At this time, we are very concerned about the potential impact of these novel coroniviral infections on U.
Penn and its students,” the statement said.
The NIDID said it has received more than $5 million in research funds from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, but it has been unable to determine the impact on health-sector health systems.
The government is working to find ways to keep the spread from spreading.
The CDC also said it will increase the number of staff at its infection-control division to increase the capacity of its teams to detect new coronas.