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Publication Title : Should we be worried about the COVID-19 Delta variant (B.1.617.2)?
Author(s) : Mohammed Yahaya
Abstract : Introduction: The World is currently plagued by the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SAR-CoV-2 virus which started in the last quarter of 2019. The SAR-CoV-2 virus went on to naturally mutate into several variants, each with attributes that made it to spread faster, escaped immune protection, less amenable to vaccine and available therapeutics. Methods: Standard relevant keywords were used to search online in PubMed and Google Scholar databases and relevant articles pooled for inclusion in the manuscript. Result: Delta variant emerged as a dominant variant and presently the most predominant variant globally. The Delta variant has been designated as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization (WHO). This manuscript explores the global and local epidemiology of the Delta variant as well as its prevention and control measures. Conclusion: There is no field of medicine that keeps evolving and changing due to vast knowledge and insight we obtain every day from COVID19. Much knowledge would be outdated as at the time of going to press. Keywords:COVID-19, Mutations, New COVID-19 Variants, Delta-variant
DOI : DOI:10.51658/ABMS.202122.7
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