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CCP Virus Variant From South Africa Confirmed in Maryland: Authorities

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CCP Virus Variant From South Africa Confirmed in Maryland: Authorities

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The B.1.351 variant from South Africa of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus was confirmed to be in Maryland by Governor Larry Hogan on Jan. 30. State officials confirmed the variant’s existence in the state via their department of health after consulting the CDC. The virus strain is still under research and appears to be more transmissible than other variants, but hasn’t shown to cause more severity in the illness or risk of death. The case implicates an adult residing in the Baltimore metro region who has not traveled outside the country. Authorities are tracing his potential contacts to test and/or quarantine. “State health officials are closely monitoring the B.1.351 variant of SARS-CoV-2 in the state,” Gov. Hogan said in a release. “We strongly encourage Marylanders to practice extra caution to limit the additional risk of transmission associated with this variant. Please continue to practice standard public health and safety …

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