Corona Lambda Variant: The whole world is currently battling with the Corona epidemic. Till now all the new variants of corona have been found which are making this epidemic more dangerous. According to the Ministry of Health of Malaysia, the new Lambda variant of Corona has spread to more than 30 countries of the world. Its cases have increased rapidly in the last four weeks. According to experts, this variant is more dangerous than the Delta variant of India. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called it a ‘variant of interest’.
The Malaysian Health Ministry tweeted on Monday that, “Corona’s new lambda train was first found in Peru, where the death rate due to the epidemic is currently the highest in the world.” According to an Australian news portal, this strain of corona has also been found in the United Kingdom. Researchers fear that this variant of the corona may be more dangerous than the delta variant.
According to a report by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), 82 percent of coronavirus cases reported in Peru between May and June were caused by the lambda strain. In Chile, another South American country, this strain was found in more than 31 percent of corona samples in May and June.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has already designated lambda as a ‘Variant of Interest’ due to its presence in South America. The WHO said that the lambda strain spreads rapidly and prevents the formation of antibodies.
Meanwhile, Public Health England (PHE) has added Lambda to its list of variants under investigation (VUI). This includes several mutants including L452Q and F490S. According to PHE, so far six cases of lambda have been identified across the country. All have been linked to foreign travel.
According to UK health officials, there is currently no evidence that this variant is more dangerous or can reduce the effectiveness of currently existing vaccines. However, testing is going on in the lab to understand this strain.