Maria Van Kerkhove talked about the new #COVID19 variant called B.1.1.529 during a #AskWHO session on Nov 25.
Maria DeJoseph Van Kerkhove is an American infectious disease epidemiologist. With a background in high-threat pathogens, Van Kerkhove specializes in emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and is based in the Health Emergencies Program at the World Health Organization (WHO).
She is the technical lead of COVID-19 response and the head of emerging diseases and zoonosis unit at WHO.
The new #COVID19 variant called B.1.1.529 has been discovered in South Africa. News came as Dr Tulio Oliveira did a live explaining the new variant.