Imported SARS-CoV-2 Variant P.1 in Traveler Returning from Brazil to Italy

Emerg Infect Dis. 2021 Apr;27(4):1249-1251. doi: 10.3201/eid2704.210183. Epub 2021 Feb 10.

Abstract

We report an imported case of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant P.1 detected in an asymptomatic traveler who arrived in Italy on an indirect flight from Brazil. This case shows the risk for introduction of SARS-CoV-2 variants from indirect flights and the need for continued SARS-CoV-2 surveillance.

Keywords: 20J/501Y.V3; B.1.1.28; Brazil; COVID-19; Italy; P.1; SARS; SARS-CoV-2; coronavirus disease; respiratory infections; severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2; variant of concern; viruses; zoonoses.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brazil / epidemiology
  • COVID-19 Serological Testing / methods
  • COVID-19* / diagnosis
  • COVID-19* / epidemiology
  • COVID-19* / immunology
  • COVID-19* / virology
  • Carrier State / diagnosis
  • Carrier State / epidemiology
  • Communicable Diseases, Imported* / diagnosis
  • Communicable Diseases, Imported* / epidemiology
  • Communicable Diseases, Imported* / virology
  • Diagnostic Screening Programs* / organization & administration
  • Diagnostic Screening Programs* / standards
  • Humans
  • Italy / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Mutation
  • SARS-CoV-2* / genetics
  • SARS-CoV-2* / isolation & purification
  • Spike Glycoprotein, Coronavirus / genetics*
  • Travel / statistics & numerical data
  • Travel-Related Illness

Substances

  • Spike Glycoprotein, Coronavirus
  • spike protein, SARS-CoV-2

Supplementary concepts

  • SARS-CoV-2 variants