Lambda COVID-19 Strain Discovered in South America

The Who also suspected that Lambda carried mutations that have the potential to increase transmissible or strengthen the virus’s resistance to antibodies. s of interest.

Lambda was first detected in August last year which became 81 percent of the cases reported in Peru and 32 percent in Chile since April 2021. 

The Lambda strain has now spread to at least 29 countries in South America and continues to infect more people.

The WHO said it will be closely monitoring the Lambda variant and has added it to its group of ‘”variables of concern.”

The Who also suspected that Lambda carried mutations that have the potential to increase transmissibility or strengthen the virus’s resistance to antibodies. 

The WHO said it will continue to study Lambda because it does not have enough data to fully identify the capabilities of the strain.


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