The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the Indian variant of covid has been found in countries around the world as covid is spreading rapidly in India.
The UN Health Agency said that when samples from 44 countries were uploaded to the Open Access database, more than 4,500 samples were found to contain the B.1.617 variant of covid-19 found in India in October.
In addition, the World Health Organization reports that this variant has been found in more than five countries. Says in the weekly review data on the epidemic. Outside India, the UK is said to have the highest number of covid cases reported due to this variant.
Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it considers B.1.617 to have three subtypes with slightly different morphological characteristics.
Therefore, the Indian variant was added to the list of the other three variants of the covid-19 – such variants were first found in Britain, Brazil and South Africa.
The UN says these variants are seen as more dangerous than the original version of the virus, as they can quickly infect or infect some vaccines.
The World Health Organization (WHO) explained that B1,617 was added to the list because it appears to be more easily transmitted than the original virus, citing “widespread increases in more than one country.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) cites preliminary evidence that this variant may be more resistant to treatment with the monoclonal antibody Bamlanivimab, and cites early lab studies that indicate a ‘limited reduction in antibody neutralization’.
However, the UN says the effectiveness of vaccines against the variant may be limited.