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Lambda COVID variant found in Texas hospital

A Texas hospital reported its first case of the Lambda COVID-19 variant as cases rise across the state, ABC News writes. The big picture: The Lambda variant was first detected in Peru last August. From this April through June, the variant made up 81% of COVID-19 cases in Peru, according to the World Health Organization.
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The Lambda Variant: What You Should Know And Why Experts Say Not To Panic

While the delta variant of the coronavirus has quickly become the dominant strain in the United States, it's not the only variant circulating in the population. The lambda variant, first identified in Peru, is also making headlines as it has started to be identified in several states. Houston Methodist Hospital reported its first case of the variant this week. Scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina recently announced they had found the variant in a virus sample taken in April.
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Delta and lambda variants in California: What you need to know

The Bay Area has become an “emerging hot spot” as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surge throughout the region and state, driven by the highly contagious delta variant. Meanwhile, the lambda version of the coronavirus has been attracting attention in the U.S. since the World Health Organization labeled it a “variant...
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The lambda variant is spreading in the U.S. What are the symptoms?

The lambda variant of th coronavirus has continued to be concerning, and now a case in Houston has been worrying experts in the area. Per USA Today, a Houston hospital said it has found its first case of the lambda variant of the coronavirus. However, experts remain unsure if the single case could lead to a widespread outbreak in the same way the delta variant has been raging throughout the country, according to USA Today.
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Is the lambda COVID-19 variant more contagious than the delta?

AUSTIN, Texas — Houston Methodist Hospital detected its first case of the lambda variant of COVID-19, so what is it?. In June, the World Health Organization designated lambda as a "variant of interest." That means there is evidence it can cause increased cases or unique outbreaks. The lambda variant first...

Lambda COVID Variant Has Been Detected in These U.S. States

The Lambda COVID variant has spread across the U.S. with hundreds of cases being recorded by doctors this month. C.37, also known as the Lambda variant, was first detected in Peru in December 2020 and it has since spread to dozens of countries, including the U.S. While it has quickly...
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What to know about the lambda variant of the coronavirus

The lambda variant of the novel coronavirus has received a flurry of news coverage since it was added to the World Health Organization variant watch list in June. Lambda swept through several South American countries earlier this year and has been detected in parts of the United States, including this week at a major hospital in Houston.
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The Lambda variant: is it more infectious, and can it escape vaccines? A virologist explains

The Lambda coronavirus variant was first reported in Peru in December 2020, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It then spread to multiple countries in South America, where it currently accounts for over 20% of detected variants. One case of Lambda was recorded in hotel quarantine in New South Wales in April. Lambda has now been detected in more than 20 countries around the globe. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has designated Lambda a “variant under monitoring”, and Public Health England regards it as a “variant under investigation”. In June this year, the WHO designated it a “variant of interest”....

Here's what you need to know about the lambda Covid variant

New variants of the virus have often gone on to supplant previous versions of Covid-19. Some mutations of the virus, like the alpha variant and then the delta variant — discovered first in the U.K. and India, respectively — have been more transmissible than previous iterations of the virus. More...
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Should We Be Concerned About the Lambda Variant?

Yet another SARS-CoV-2 variant is making headlines, but experts reassure that early evidence suggests it can't substantially evade vaccines -- though it does have potential to become a variant of concern, one expert said. The Lambda (C.37) variant, first identified in Peru in December 2020, now accounts for the majority...
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Lamda Variant now a 'Variant of Concern' for WHO

SAN DIEGO — The State of California lifted its COVID-19 restrictions less than a month ago and now news of variants has doctors all across the globe concerned. The Delta variant that's been found here in California. Now the Lambda variant out of South America has been deemed the variant of interest by the World Health Organization.

Should we be concerned about the SARS-CoV-2 Lambda variant?

As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), wreaks havoc across the globe, the efficacy of available vaccines is being threatened by emerging variants. Several new variants have been identified, which may cause severe illness in some people and are more transmissible....
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Novant doctor says lambda variant not yet in North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As the delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread in the Charlotte area, health experts are now looking at the new lambda variant, which is the dominant strain in Peru. Dr. David Priest, an infectious disease expert with Novant Health, said he hasn't seen any data confirming...
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Λ!!: A New Threat On The Rise In South America

Once again, Covid-19 is on the march around the world. Most infections are due to the Delta variant ravaging the Indian subcontinent in the spring and early summer. A second variant, Lambda, is wreaking similar havoc in South America. The Lambda variant, also known as "C.37," is driving a rapid...

‘Lambda’ COVID Variant Discovered in UK

June 29, 2021 -- A new coronavirus variant that has infected thousands in South America has now been discovered in the UK. Classified as a "variant of interest" by the World Health Organization (WHO) on June 17, the lambda variant has been detected in 29 nations — seven of them in Latin America. In Peru, where it was first identified, the lambda variant now accounts for 82% of new infections.