WHO addresses new mutant Covid IHU variant detected in Marseilles, France | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site

The World Health Organisation has finally addressed a new Covid variant first detected late last year, as concern about the latest strain spreads across the globe.The new strain, dubbed “variant IHU” or B. 1.640.2, was first officially recorded in France last month, after patients began falling ill in the Marseilles region in November.At least 12 cases of variant IHU, which is believed to be linked with travel to the African nation of Cameroon, were confirmed in southern France after being discovered by researchers from the The Méditerranée Infection University Hospital Institute (IHU).

Source: WHO addresses new mutant Covid IHU variant detected in Marseilles, France | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site

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