Thailand detects FU.1 Covid sub-variant, 50% more transmissible than XBB.1.sixteen

Thailand’s Centre for Medical Genomics has reported a single case of the Covid-19 sub-variant generally identified as “FU.1” or XBB., which is alleged to be 50% more transmissible than XBB.1.sixteen. The Omicron variant continues to mutate into new sub-variants, despite a decrease in world Covid circumstances.
Currently, the dominant Omicron sub-variants are XBB.1.5, XBB.1.16, and XBB.1.9.1. The Centre for Medical Genomics at Ramathibodi Hospital revealed that XBB.1.16 and XBB.1.9.1 have turn into the dominant strains worldwide, together with in Singapore and Thailand. No problem analysed genomic codes from Thai Covid sufferers and the worldwide genomic database Gisaid between April 15 and May 15.
The results confirmed that ninety three.5% of Omicron circumstances in Thailand have been of the XBB sub-variant, with 19% being XBB.1.16, 10% XBB.1.5, and 8.4% XBB.1.9.1.
Globally, XBB.1.sixteen was identified in 9,003 Covid cases, with 139 instances in Thailand. Its sub-lineage, XBB.1.16.1, was present in 2,714 circumstances worldwide and 26 instances in Thailand. XBB.1.sixteen.2 was detected in 666 circumstances globally and 25 in Thailand, reported Bangkok Post.
XBB.1.16.three was found in 175 circumstances worldwide, with five instances in Thailand.
The FU.1 sub-variant, which is more widespread in Shanghai, has infected 122 individuals globally. The FU.2 sub-variant has been identified in 149 cases worldwide. In Thailand, just one case of FU.1 has been detected, with no instances of FU.2 reported. According to the centre, FU.1 is 50% extra transmissible than XBB.1.16..

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