SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant is more stable than the ancestral strain on various surfaces

New study by Malik Peiris and Leo Poon with the School of Public Health finds that BA.1 SARS-CoV-2 variant is more stable than its ancestral strain on smooth and porous surfaces.


Abstract

The Omicron BA.1 SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern spreads quickly around the world and outcompetes other circulating strains. We examined the stability of this SARS-CoV-2 variant on various surfaces and revealed that the Omicron variant is more stable than its ancestral strain on smooth and porous surfaces.


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