With the changing weather, we are all becoming careless about our health as well. The COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet as we have all put basic COVID guidelines such as social distancing, wearing masks and hand washing on hold. But the danger is not yet over.
A new XBB sub-variant from Omicron has appeared. This is believed to be a strong variant of the coronavirus. This new variant has got people worried ahead of Diwali. This variant of Omicron rapidly infects people, which is why there is a sudden increase in Covid-19 cases.
Maharashtra reported 18 cases in the first week of October. Also, more than 70 cases have been reported from West Bengal, Odisha and Tamil Nadu. According to a report by news agency PTI, Kerala Health Minister Veena George said that two new variants of Kovid-19 – XBB and XBB1 are more contagious than before.
In such a situation, some experts believe that in the coming winter season, there could be a sudden increase in cases of the corona virus.
Find out how deadly this new Omicron variant can prove to be
The XBB variant is a recombinant strain of BA.2.75 and BA.2.10.1. This recombinant strain has a significant evolutionary advantage, he said. It is a variant that can also override antibodies. However, it is too early to comment on the severity of infection caused by this subvariant as very limited data are available.
What are the features of the XBB variant?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of this variant include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, includes runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea etc.
After all, how addictive is the XBB subvariant?
Like other Omicron mutants, xbb is known to be highly contagious. According to Singapore’s Ministry of Health, XBB is more contagious than other varieties of Omicron, but there is no evidence that it causes serious illness. However, data show that it causes mild illness.
Those people who have weak immunity, or those who suffer from diabetes, who are elderly and who have a pre-existing infection, must take care of themselves. Such persons may need to be hospitalized.
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