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What to know about Kentucky’s dominant COVID-19 strain 

BY: - August 23, 2023

The “vast majority” of Kentucky’s COVID-19 cases are now the variant EG.5 – also known as “Eris” – according to Louisville infectious disease expert Dr. Mark Burns.  This variant is “slightly more contagious … but overall not very different from the original omicron” strain, Burns told press Wednesday.  EG.5 is an omicron descendant, according to […]