The World Health Organization (WHO) says, it is monitoring a new strain of corona called ‘Mu’. It was first identified in Colombia in January.
The agency’s weekly epidemic bulletin said on Tuesday that it was scientifically known as “Mu” B.one.621. It has been categorized as ‘Variant of Interest’.
The World Health Organization says, this type of coronavirus poses a risk of immunization. Although more research is needed.
There is widespread concern about the emergence of new strains of the virus in the face of rising corona infections around the world.
Mutations occur from time to time in all types of viruses, including SARS covid-19. Most of them have little or no effect. But the effects of some mutations are fatal.
The World Health Organization has already identified four types of Covid-19, including Alpha and Delta. Alpha has spread to 193 countries and Delta has spread to 170 countries.
There is a fifth type of observation, including ‘Mu’.
The United Nations says, it has spread to other countries in South America, including Europe, since ‘Mu’ was identified in Colombia.