WHO began to track the Russian strain of COVID

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WHO monitors Russian strain of coronavirus

This mutation SARS-CoV-2 was detected in Russia in January 2021. And since June 9, WHO has been closely monitoring it.

The World Health Organization has included the Russian strain of coronavirus AT.1 on the list for further monitoring. This follows from the data on website organizations.

It is noted that this SARS-CoV-2 mutation was detected in Russia in January 2021. According to published data, the WHO has been closely monitoring this strain since 9 June.

The list also includes mutations previously recorded in the United States, Brazil, the Philippines, Indonesia, Colombia and the United Kingdom.

The WHO monitoring list is adding strains of SARS-CoV-2 with genetic changes that are believed to affect the characteristics of the virus and may pose a threat in the future, but for which there is still insufficient evidence. They require enhanced monitoring and reassessment of the data. The list now includes 15 variants of SARS-CoV-2, three of which were previously on the list of strains of interest under the names Epsilon, Zeta and Theta.

It was previously reported that Delta strain dominates in the USA and Germany… The new strain is rapidly spreading around the world.

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