BA.2.75 designated a VUM by both WHO and ECDC *3 updates*

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The World Health Organisation and the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) have designated Omicron subvariant BA.2.75 as a variant under monitoring (VUM).

Although the number of BA.2.75 cases is still relatively low, its unusual combination of mutations and its quick spread to at least ten countries has attracted the interest of scientists across the globe, and has led to these designations.


The ECDC has designated BA.2.75 as a Variant under Monitoring:

ECDC: Variants of concern and under monitoring


WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan has given some more details about the BA.2.75 subvariant:



The World Health Organization has also designated BA.2.75 as a variant under monitoring:



Ulrich Elling:


UPDATE 1 – 7th July 2022 – Let’s not get too carried away, but….


UPDATE 2 – 7th July 2022 – BA.2.75 seems to have a staggering growth rate:


UPDATE 3 – 7th July 2022 – a very good & constantly updated thread by Vinod Scaria



Omicron BA.2.75 – a potential successor to BA.5


** This post was originally published on July 7, 2022 **