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Tracking the spread of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern is crucial to inform public health efforts and control the ongoing pandemic. Here, we report genetic evidence for circulation of the P.1 variant in Northeast Brazil. We advocate for increased active surveillance to ensure adequate control of this variant throughout the country.

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PLoS Negl Trop Dis

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Amino Acid Sequence, Biological Monitoring, Brazil, COVID-19, Genetic Variation, Genome, Viral, Humans, Public Health, SARS-CoV-2, Spike Glycoprotein, Coronavirus, Travel