Since new strains of the coronavirus have begun to infect populations across the world, sources claim that the incubation period for the virus could last more than 14 days.
But Chief Medical Officer Dr. Roshan Parasram said that while viruses can mutate, more research needs to be done.
According to CNBC, the coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China, has mutated and the new, dominant strain spreading across the U.S. appears to be even more contagious.
“The new strain began spreading in Europe in early February before migrating to other parts of the world, including the U.S., becoming the dominant form of the virus across the globe by the end of March, researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory wrote.”
The news site said that if the coronavirus doesn’t subside in the summer like the seasonal flu, it could mutate further and potentially limit the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccines being developed by scientists, the researchers warned.