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Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Variants and Disease Outcome of COVID-19 Patients in the Amazonas Region of Peru

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dc.contributor.author Campos, Christian J.
dc.contributor.author Pajuelo-Reyes, Cecilia
dc.contributor.author Rojas, Luis M.
dc.contributor.author De La Cruz-Vargas, Jhony A.
dc.contributor.author Tejedo, Juan R.
dc.contributor.author Tapia-Limonchi, Rafael
dc.contributor.author Tsukayama Cisneros, Pablo
dc.contributor.author Chenet, Stella M.
dc.coverage.spatial Amazonas, Perú
dc.date.accessioned 2023-09-06T20:45:10Z
dc.date.available 2023-09-06T20:45:10Z
dc.date.issued 2023
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/14091
dc.description.abstract Peru was severely affected by COVID-19 with a fatality rate that reached up to 6%. In this study, the relationship between SARS-CoV-2 variants and COVID-19 disease outcome in Amazonas, a region of northeastern Peru, was evaluated. The variants were determined by genomic sequencing, and clinical-epidemiological data were collected from 590 patients between April 2021 and February 2022. There was no association between mortality and hospitalization with any of the variants, but we did find that Omicron is more likely to infect vaccinated and nonvaccinated people. A significant association was also found between unvaccinated patients and hospitalization. Interestingly, in the indigenous population, there were fewer hospitalizations than in the general population. In conclusion, SARS-CoV-2 variants were not associated with the disease outcome in the Amazonas region, and indigenous population were found to be less vulnerable to severe COVID-19 illness. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject SARS-CoV-2 en_US
dc.subject COVID-19 en_US
dc.subject Patients en_US
dc.subject Amazonas en_US
dc.subject Peru en_US
dc.subject.mesh SARS-CoV-2
dc.subject.mesh COVID-19
dc.subject.mesh Pacientes
dc.subject.mesh Ecosistema Amazónico
dc.subject.mesh Perú
dc.title Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Variants and Disease Outcome of COVID-19 Patients in the Amazonas Region of Peru en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.22-0739
dc.relation.issn 1476-1645


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