Q. Consider the following SARS – COV Variants
1. Alpha Variant
2. Kappa Variant
3. Theta Variant
4. Beta Variant
5. Epsilon Variant
Which of the above-mentioned variant is/are under World Health Organisation’s Variants of Interest category? Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

[A] 1 and 4 only

[B] 2, 3 and 5 only

[C] 1, 2 and 4 only

[D] 2 and 3 only

Answer: B
Notes:

Recently, The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) has revealed that the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads as easily as chickenpox with a transmission rate up to nine times more than the original strain. 

About the SARS – COV Variants: 

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