Pablo Sukayama, a biologist at the University of Peruvian Guidano Heridia, notes that the delta is slowly replacing other local species. Therefore, it will migrate to Peru’s Lampta mutation, to Gama in Brazil, and to Colombia. Variation
“These local variations that we have discussed so much in recent months are either disappearing or may be limited to specific populations, and, as is the case in the world, the delta will dominate,” he warned. Keep in mind that this variant has a high exchangeability.
In fact, To date, there are 365 cases of delta, and it has been found in all regions except Loreto, Ankash, Moguca, Tumbes, Hunuko and Amazonas. As of September 10, according to the latest report from the National Institutes of Health (INS).
“But the evolution of viruses does not end there. As there are new infections, it continues to spread and there is a risk of new mutations accumulating and the delta becoming more contagious, and it will begin to avoid vaccines.
Sukayama highlights that within a year the delta variant became the premier in the world; However, this did not happen in Peru and other South American countries. He said, before
And even Delta and gamma cases are on the rise in the country, INS President Vector Suarez notes that there has been no increase in Govt-19 cases. Minza is monitoring the positive.
However, he warns that the Mu “variant has the potential to cause local eruptions or a third wave, which entered in May and now represents 7% of the species we have identified.
Why not a positive increase? Epidemiologist Caesar Cercamo holds the hypothesis Some varieties already in circulation here, such as Lambda, have provided immunity against the delta.
“A lot of people got lambda. Now they don’t belong to Delta. It’s possible.” Explain that there are two other possibilities: there is no third wave or there is a third wave with a different type than delta, for example, gamma.
It is true that the dynamics of variations change. At the beginning of the year, gamma represented 10% or 15% of cases and was highlighted in Loreto and Ugali; However, its presence has expanded in recent months Lima And other areas.
According to INS, gamma dominates a country with more than 35% gene sequences; Second Lambda, with 32%. In third place is Delta, What is increasing Today it represents 25% of the genetic sequences that were created.
Mu variation exists in 19 regions
In Peru, Mu variant It is present in all 19 regions. Of those, 131 cases have been verified since the first cases were diagnosed in May.
Experts say that genetic mutations in Mu can make it more likely to spread, causing a more serious illness and escaping the immune response to vaccines or previous infections.