Simultaneous Detection and Mutation Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 and co-infections of multiple respiratory viruses by Rapid field-deployable sequencing
byChongwei Bi, Gerardo Ramos-Mandujano, Yeteng Tian, Sara Mfarrej, Andri Rachmadi, Sharif Hala, Jinna Xu, Fadwa S Alofi, Asim Khogeer, Anwar M Hashem, Naif AM Almontashiri, Concepcion Rodriguez Esteban, Estrella Nuñez Delicado, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Arnab Pain, Mo Li
Strategies for monitoring the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection are crucial for combating the pandemic. Detection and mutation surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory viruses require separate and complex workflows that rely on highly specialized facilities, personnel, and reagents. To date, no method can rapidly diagnose multiple viral infections and determine variants in a high-throughput manner.