Mu – SARS – CoV-2 variant

 The presence of the Mu variant is currently below 0.1%, according to the WHO. Mu variant is found in Colombia and Ecuador. 

In the recent turn of events, the World Health Organisation has found another variant – B.1.621, which is currently prevalent in South America. Mu is a variant of interest. VOI represents a lower level of concern than Alpha, Beta, or Delta. 

The World Health Organisation has assessed that the Mu variant has the potential to escape immune properties. It was first found in Columbia in January 2021 with few cases, but it is genetically mutating, and it is a matter of concern. 

WHO has reported that the Mu variant is currently below 0.1%, with scientists studying the new variant and its properties. The variant will be monitored along with the Delta variant. 

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