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Mu, the latest coronavirus variant of interest
Dr Rahul Pandit, Director, Critical Care, Fortis hospital, Mumbai; Member, COVID-19 Task Force, Maharashtra Government,  08 September 2021
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The WHO has added a fifth variant of interest (VOI), B.1.621.1, and labelled it the “Mu” variant on August 30, 2021. The other four current VOIs are Eta (B.1.525), Iota (B.1.526), Kappa (B.1.617.1) and Lambda (C.37).The Mu variant was first identified in Colombia in South America in January 2021, where Mu has been detected in 39% of the samples analysed. From there, it has spread to other South American countries such as Ecuador (13%) and Chile (around 40%). The Mu variant has now be...
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