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No, there is no infection "found or originating primarily or solely in the nape". Any skin infection (eg. Staphyloccus, Streptococcus) can affect the nape of the neck. Hope this helps.


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The higher transmissibility of this VUI-202012/01 strain (if it is confirmed) is almost certainly due to mutations in the spike gene of the virus; see preliminary report from COG UK; another version of that with slightly more analysis confirms that one of the (17) mutations involved had been previously confirmed as causing higher transmissibility in a mouse ...


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