WHO Says It’s Tracking New Variant Called “Mu”: This Will Continue Until We Say No
The World Health Organization claims it is monitoring a new variant of the coronavirus called “Mu.” This variant, also named B.1.621, first identified in Colombia, has been designated as a variant of interest.
“Since its first identification in Colombia in January 2021, there have been a few sporadic reports of cases of the Mu variant and some larger outbreaks have been reported from other countries in South America and in Europe, the World Health Organization’s weekly bulletin said. “Although the global prevalence of the Mu variant among sequenced cases has declined and is currently below 0.1%, the prevalence in Colombia (39%) and Ecuador (13%) has consistently increased. The epidemiology of the Mu variant in South America, particularly with the co-circulation of the Delta variant, will be monitored for changes.” READ MORE