Skip to comments.Scientists in India are racing to research variants as the number of cases increases
Posted on 05/12/2021 6:19:21 AM PDT by rajesh0540
A potentially dangerous form of the coronavirus discovered in India can spread more quickly. However, the country is lagging in conducting the required testing to properly monitor and understand it.
Based on preliminary research, the World Health Organization named the latest strain of the virus as a “variant of concern” on Monday, joining others that were first observed in the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Brazil but have since spread to other nations.
“We need a lot of detail about this virus variant,” said Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO's COVID-19 technical lead. “We need more focused sequencing completed and shared in India and elsewhere so we can figure out how much of this virus is circulating.”
Viruses continuously mutate, and the increase in infections here has created more chances for new versions to develop.
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