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New variant of IHU, has more mutations than Omicron

New variant of IHU, has more mutations than Omicron

the University Hospital Institute of Marseille Define a new variable, called the center acronym itself, IHU, which offers a total of 46 mutation In relation to the main SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Although the news was announced a few weeks ago by the same institute, French researchers have already prepared Prior study on this variable – Still awaiting validation by her peers – at the end of last month. In it, experts determine that it is One is derived from B.1.640 which was present at the end of September in the Republic of the Congo And it was first discovered in a traveler from Cameroon 12 people were injured.

These are the first cases, according to scholars. It was identified in the town of Forcalquier, in the province of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

“Their analysis revealed 46 mutations and 37 deletions that led to 30 amino acid substitutions and 12 deletions,” says pre-study.

Excerpts from the French Preliminary Study

Experts are of the opinion that the IHU variant contains a strange component in one of its mutations since then Associated with the possibility of increased transmission of the virus, more than Omicron.

Despite this, experts point out that there are still There are not enough cases to determine the scope of the IHU. The World Health Organization (WHO) itself, which has been monitoring this variant since its appearance, has called for calm since then It hasn’t become a major threat since it was first identified.

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