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Covid variants: What happens when a virus mutates? – BBC News
The rapid spread of coronavirus variants has put the world on alert, but all viruses naturally mutate over time, and Covid is no exception.
BBC health correspondent Laura Foster explains what these variants are and where they are coming from.BBC News YouTube Channel
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- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
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In This Story: Laura Foster
Laura Foster is Senior Health, Science and Environment Reporter & Video Journalist for BBC News. Having progressed through the BBC for nearly ten years, her most recent role was with BBC Look North in Yorkshire. She has produced and featured in several covid-19 explainer videos for the BBC.