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WHO monitoring new COVID variant ‘Mu’

Mu Variant’ of the coronavirus was first identified in Colombia in January 2021. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) is monitoring this variant of interest. Mu Variant Mu variant is scientifically known as B.1.621 and has been classified as a “variant of interest”. According to WHO, variant has constellation of mutations indicating a risk of ..

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What is COVID Variant of Concern?

The UK scientists recently declared the new COVID-19 strains found in India as the “Variant of Concern”. What are the criteria to name a virus as “Variant of Concern”? Various national and international organisations such as CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention), COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium and Canadian COVID Genomics Network use the following ..

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