9 Things You Need To Know About New Coronavirus Variant  ' IHU '

Scientist From Southern France Have Identified New Coronavirus Strain

In between spreading of omicron strain throughout the world , a new coronavirus variant have identified by researchers in france named As ' IHU'

Researchers from france got to know about this variant for the very first time at IHU Mediterranee infection in Marseille

According to scientists at the IHU Mediterranne , the new coronavirus variant 'IHU' is said to have 46 mutations and 37 deletions

Scientists states that the new variant has been linked to travel to cameroon - A AFRICAN country. Omicron was also founded in southern part of Africa.

Epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding posted a long Twitter thread in which he said that new variants keep emerging but it does not necessarily mean they will be more dangerous.


The B.1.640.2 (new variant IHU) has not been identified in other countries so far or labelled a variant under investigation by the World Health Organization (WHO).

the first identified case of the New IHU variant  had returned from Cameroon in Central Africa. His sample was collected in mid of November 2021.


At least 12 cases of the new IHU variant were reported near Marseilles in France early in December. They are believed to be linked to the index case who returned from Cameroon

The first omicron case was identified in a sample taken from south africa, which is now spread to 100 countries , now it's IHU turn ?