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01 July 2022: Editorial

Editorial: World Health Organization (WHO) Variants of Concern Lineages Under Monitoring (VOC-LUM) in Response to the Global Spread of Lineages and Sublineages of Omicron, or B.1.1.529, SARS-CoV-2

Dinah V. Parums *

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.937676

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e937676

Table 2 The Omicron lineages included in the World Health Organization (WHO) variants of concern lineages under monitoring (VOC-LUM), as of 7 June 2022.

PANGO LINEAGE DESIGNATIONRELATIONSHIP TO THE OMICRON VOCGEOGRAPHIC REGION AND DATE FIRST DETECTED
BA.4* SISTER LINEAGE OF BA.1 AND BA.2JAN 2022; SOUTH AFRICA
BA.5* SISTER LINEAGE OF BA.1 AND BA.2JAN 2022; SOUTH AFRICA
BA.2.12.1SUBLINEAGE OF BA.2DEC 2021; USA
BA.2.9.1SUBLINEAGE OF BA.2FEB 2022; MULTIPLE COUNTRIES
BA.2.11SUBLINEAGE OF BA.2MARCH 2022; MULTIPLE COUNTRIES
BA.2.13SUBLINEAGE OF BA.2FEB 2022; MULTIPLE COUNTRIES
* On 12 May, 2022, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reclassified sublineages BA.4 and BA.5 from variants of interest (VOI) to variants of concern (VOC) [].
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