Published: 31.08.2020

Are different strains of SARS-CoV-2 circulating in the Faroe Islands applicable for characterization of transmission pathways?

Project leader Debes H. Christiansen

To get a better understanding of how the SARS-CoV-2 transmits, spreads and evolves and whether different virulent SARS-CoV-2 strains are co-circulating in the Faroe Islands, we suggest a genetic characterization and molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Faroese SARS-CoV-2 isolates. These results will be linked to the throughout epidemiological characterization that has been done on all the SARS-CoV-2 infected cases in the Faroe Islands. Continuous genetic characterization of SARS-CoV-2 will provide critical information on virus pathogenicity and help inform epidemiological investigations during future COVID-19 outbreaks.

Project period 01.06.2020-31.12.2020 (Project delayed)

Team The Faroese Food and Veterinary Authority, the National Hospital, the University of the Faroe Islands, the Chief Medical Officer's Office, the Dept. of Public and Occupational Health, 

Funding COVID-19 funding from the Research Council., Food and Veterinary Authority, National Hospital, the Department of Occupational Medicine and Public Health.


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