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Scientists Discover More Aggressive Strain Of Coronavirus Responsible For 70% Of Current Infections

Chinese scientists studying the new coronavirus have found two new primary strains of the disease - one of which appears to be far more aggressive.

The researchers, from Peking University's School of Life Sciences, discovered a milder "S-type" strain, and an "L-type" which is highly infectious and currently accounts for around 70% of cases, according to The Telegraph. The researchers cautioned that their preliminary findings looked at a limited number of cases (103), and that follow-up studies with larger data sets are needed to better understand the virus's evolution.

A genetic analysis of the coronavirus found in a man who tested positive in the United States on January 21 also showed that it's possible to be infected with both strains.

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