June 19, 2021

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India’s B1617 variant virus has spread to nearly 20 countries

B1617 variant

The B1617 variant virus strain, which was first discovered in India and may be aggravating the coronavirus epidemic in India, has spread to nearly 20 countries around the world.

According to the latest information from the Global Influenza Shared Database (GISAID Initiative), since the database first received the sequencing results of B1617 samples in October 2020, the virus has now spread to at least 19 countries and regions.

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