Study : IHU variant has an extremely low spread
The new ‘IHU’ variant of the coronavirus, which was discovered in France late last month, is not spreading far enough to be one of major concerns, a new study has found. Though the investigation in the behaviour of the new strain is still in a very early stage, researchers have found very little to raise concern.
The small research paper falls in line with other expert advice about the France variant. The World Health Organization said Wednesday that the new IHU variant named by academics at the institute IHU Mediterranee Infection is not one of concern yet as it has been spreading through France for some time. It has been classified as B.1.640.2.
The B.1.640, meanwhile, is not new. According to outbreak.info, it was first detected on January 1, 2021, and 400 infections have been identified till now.