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B.1.617 variant first detected in India is now a variant of interest

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The B.1.617 coronavirus variant first detected in India has been listed as a "variant of interest" by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This means that the virus may have mutations that would make the virus more transmissible, cause more severe disease or make the vaccine less effective. The B.1.617 variant, also referred to as the double mutant, has been implicated in the recent surge in cases in the country, though further analysis is needed to verify this. It is now the most common variant in India and has also been detected in USA, UK and Israel. The CDC has defined three categories of coronavirus variants: Variant of interestVariant of concernVariant of high consequence Currently the variants of concern are: B.1.1.7 (variant first identified in the UK), P.1 (variant first iden...
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