B.1.617 Corona variant found in India is biggest threat, WHO warns
B.1.617 Corona variant found in India is  biggest threat, WHO warns
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New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that B.1.617, one of the 3 forms of corona strain first found in India, is now a "cause of concern". On the other hand, the rate of spreading infection in the remaining two forms is very low. State that the B.1.617 format was first found in India and these three forms are divided into B.1.617.1, B.1.617.2 and B.1.617.3.

In the Covid-19 weekly epidemiology update published on Tuesday, WHO said that using data available for B.1.617.1 and B.1.617.2 formats, it was discovered on May 11 this year that B.1.617 is a global "Variant of Concern" (VoC) (a form that causes concern). "Since then, it has been proved that the worst threat to people's lives is b.1.617.2, while the rate of spreading infection in the rest of the variants is very low," WHO said. 

The update released by the Health Agency of the United Nations (UN) said, "B1.617.2 is still voc and we are monitoring the increasing rate of infection spread ing and increasing infections in many countries in this form. Studying the impact of this format is a high priority for WHO. WHO on Monday announced a new system to name important forms of corona and the name is based on the Greek alphabet (e.g. alpha, beta, gamma, etc.), making it easier to name and remember them".

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