According to information compiled by the Daily News, the Mu variant of the Kovid-19, discovered in Colombia in January, has been detected in 49 states in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska.
Nebraska was the only state where the new variant has not yet been registered.
It has been shared that the Mu variant, which is said to be more contagious than the Delta variant and has the potential to resist vaccines, is most common in California with 384 cases.
On August 30, the World Health Organization announced that the Mu variant should be monitored because it is more contagious than all other Kovid-19 variants.
Director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci also said health officials were pursuing a “thorough review” of the Mu variant.
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NEGATIVELY AFFECTED COVID-19 FOR LABOR DAY
According to Johns Hopkins University, it was said that over the past week, which included Labor Day, celebrated yesterday in the United States, cases of Kovid-19 have increased by more than 300% compared to the same period last year.
As the increase in Kovid-19 cases continues in most states across the country, the number of people captured in Kovid-19 over the past 4 weeks has passed 4 million.
Last week, the director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Rochelle Walensky advised unvaccinated Americans not to travel during the 3 days of Labor Day combined with the weekend, and warned those who were vaccinated. that traveling during this period could be risky.
The Mu variant was classified as a “watch closely variant” by the WHO on August 30 after being seen in 39 countries. The WHO has reported that the Mu variant undergoes mutations that make it more resistant to vaccines, but more research is needed on this.
In its weekly update, the WHO warned that the Mu variant was becoming increasingly common in Colombia and Ecuador.
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Although the global prevalence of the Mu variant, first observed in Colombia in January 2021, is less than 0.1%, it continues to spread in Colombia, where it accounts for 39% of infections, and in Ecuador, where it represents 13%.
Cases have been reported in some European countries, the United States and Hong Kong, with the exception of South America.
After appearing in 39 countries, the Mu variant on August 30 became the fifth variant to be included in the “variant to watch closely” category by the WHO since March. Previously, Eta, Iota, Kappa, Lambda variants were included in this category.