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Nebraska is the Only State Without the Mu Covid Variant

Nebraska is the only state in the US where the Mu form of COVID-19 has not been found, making immunizations less effective. Since its discovery in Colombia in January, the Mu variety has spread to 41 nations, including the United States. The variant is most common in Hawaii and Alaska, accounting for less than 1% of cases in the United States. However, health officials are still keeping an eye on it because of its potential to be more transmissible or resistant to vaccines and natural immunity.

According to Outbreak.info, a website that offers outbreak information, at least one case of the Mu variety has been found in the District of Columbia and every state in the United States except Nebraska. With 384 Mu variant samples recorded, California has the most significant number. However, this only amounts to 0.2 percent of the total samples sequenced in the state. According to the Department of Public Health, 167 Mu variant infections had been identified in Los Angeles County.

The cases were discovered in samples sequenced between June 19 and August 21, with July containing the majority of the patients. The states with the highest prevalence of Mu instances are Maine, Connecticut, and Florida. The Mu variation was found in 384 of the 60,475 samples sequenced in Florida, making it the state with the second-highest number of samples. In contrast to California and Alaska, Alaska has only 146 cases, but Mu is substantially more widespread in the state than elsewhere, accounting for 4% of all sequenced samples.

Mu was designated as a variation of interest by the World Health Organization on August 30 because its traits could make it more transmissible or resistant to vaccinations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on the other hand, has yet to make the same determination.

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