But globally, the prevalence of the variant has actually declined, and it only accounts for less than 0.1% of sequenced infections.
So far, more than 4,500 cases from 39 different countries have been uploaded to Gisaid, an international scientific database that tracks variants.
However, the WHO warned, “The reported prevalence should be interpreted with due regard to sequencing capabilities and the speed of sequence sharing,” which vary widely across the world.
Mu was added to the list of variants under investigation by Public Health England in July of this year.
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