Corona virus The ‘Indian type’ of the name known as B.1.617 or ‘twice-transformed type’ has been found in at least 17 countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) said this when the world reported 57 million cases of corona infection last week. These figures have surpassed the peak of all earlier waves.
The UN Health Agency said in its weekly pandemic information on Tuesday, that the B1.617 type or ‘Indian type’ of SARS-COV-2 is believed to be the cause of rising corona virus cases in India, which
It said, as of April 27, about 1,200 sequences had been uploaded to GISAID and stated the genealogy B1.617 to be found in at least 17 countries. GISAID is a global science initiative and primary source established in 2008 that provides open access to genome data for influenza viruses and corona virus responsible for COVID-19 global epidemics.
The agency stated, ‘Emerging variants of SARS-COV-2 within the Pango lineage B.1.617 were recently reported as a VOI from India and WHO has recently designated it as a VOI.’ The WHO said that studies have emphasized that the spread of the second wave is much faster than the spread of the first wave in India.
The World Health Body report said, ‘Early impersonation by WHO based on sequences assigned to GISAID reveals that B.1.617 is evolving at a faster rate than other types transmitted in India, which is probably more contagious, as well Other types of viruses are also becoming more contagious.
The WHO said that other factors include challenges related to the implementation and observance of public health and social measures, social gatherings (cultural and religious celebrations and elections etc.). Further investigation needs to be done to understand the role of these factors.