New variant of Corona found in South Africa, WHO called a meeting

New variant of Corona found in South Africa, WHO called a meeting

Scientists have warned that there could be an increase in the number of new forms of the virus, which may be more resistant to the vaccine. Their rate of spread may be higher and cases with severe symptoms of corona may increase.

News Nation Bureau , Edited By : Deepak Pandey , Updated on: 26 Nov 2021, 04:03:25 PM

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New Delhi:

The World Health Organization (WHO) will hold a meeting on Friday regarding the new variant B.1.1529 of the corona virus found in South Africa. In this meeting, it will be discussed whether the variant resulting from excessive variation should be included in the list of variants of concern. Higher officials have given this information. He said that this variant has arisen due to more changes. It was first identified in South Africa this week and has already spread to several neighboring countries, including Botswana. Along with this, it has also been learned that this form of virus has been found in people who have been vaccinated.

Scientists have warned that there may be an increase in the number of new forms of the virus, which may be more resistant to the vaccine. Their rate of spread may be higher and cases with severe symptoms of corona may increase. Maria Van Kerkhove, who is leading the WHO’s Infectious Disease Epidemic and Corona Technical Group, said that less than 100 types of genome sequencing are available. We don’t know about it yet. We do know that this pattern has been highly genetically modified and when there are many variants there is concern about how this will affect the behavior of the Kovid-19 virus.

Maria said that researchers are now trying to understand what these changes and spike proteins are called and what can be their detection method, vaccine and treatment. He further said that the WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on the evolution of the virus is in discussion with its South African colleagues. He further said that this meeting has been called to discuss the variant of this new virus.



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First Published : 26 Nov 2021, 04:03:25 PM

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