Wednesday 5 January 2022

Here We Go: New Covid Variant with 46 Mutations Named “IHU” Detected in France


Another Covid variant has been detected in France, linked to travel to Cameroon.

The IHU variant has 46 mutations (more than Omicron), however the WHO has not labeled it a variant of concern….yet.

Fox 29 reported:

A new COVID-19 variant has been detected in France. The variant has been named IHU.


It was found to have infected 12 people living in an area near Marseille, a port city in southern France.

Health officials found that IHU has 46 mutations. That is even more mutations than were found in omicron.

The cases have been linked to travel to the African country Cameroon.

The new strain has not been spotted in other countries yet and the World Health Organization (WHO) has not labeled the new strain a variant under investigation. It has not put any strains on the list since it added omicron in November 2021.

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