New Lambda variant of the coronavirus has already arrived in Spain from Latin America but is not considered dangerous.
The new Lambda variant of the coronavirus has already arrived in Spain, first detected in Peru, it is highly contagious, however, it is not considered “worrisome”.
While most countries worry about the dangers of the delta variant that is causing concern internationally, a new version of the coronavirus has gained special prominence in Latin America- the lambda variant.
The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that there are no reasons for it to be considered a variant of concern since so far it has not shown any special transmissibility or severeness.
Although there is so far little scientific evidence, early research suggests that the lambda variant of the coronavirus is highly infectious and more resistant to vaccines than the original Wuhan version. This was the main conclusion of a study conducted by researchers at the University of Tokyo and published in bioRxiv, although it has not yet been peer-reviewed.
The lambda variant was initially discovered in Peru in August 2020, although it is currently Chile where the virus is most widespread. Among the countries with the highest prevalence of this variant, after Chile, followed by the United States, Peru, Ecuador and Mexico. So far, lambda has been detected in more than 40 countries, but there are fears it will continue to gain momentum and spread further across the world.
The latest report from the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES) on the variants of SARS-CoV-2 published in July, reported that the lambda variant “has been detected in a timely manner, due to below 1% “, and that” several outbreaks have been reported in Cantabria in which the variant was implicated, with one cluster containing more than 90 cases “.
The GISAID database, the international platform for genomic sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 and a centre recognised by the European Commission, registers 115 total cases of this variant so far in Spain.
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