Strange Symptoms of The New COVID Strain Which Can Occur Without Notice
The public and medical experts are now perplexed by the various new COVID-19 variants spreading across the world. Everyone has questions about these mutations that have suddenly risen when life just seemed t be getting back to normal, thanks to the vaccines. Out of the different variants, the UK Kent Variation- B.1.1.7 is the most concerning one. The fact that it has been spreading rapidly has sparked fear of a repeated uprising of the coronavirus.
The new COVID-19 variants which has been recently spreading
Researchers have predicted that the new UK variant of the coronavirus may spread swiftly across the world. Safety measures to avoid catching this strain of the virus should be prioritized now, more so than ever before.
The Kent variants have been found to be remarkably different from the original coronavirus strain. New studies are consistently trying to highlight the change in the manner of COVID symptoms caused by the new strain. As of now, you need to particularly cautious about the way in which the symptoms of the new variant shows up.
What has been discovered
Those diagnosed with COVID-19 in the UK and parts of Europe were surveyed to observe the behavior of the new COVID-19 variant. The analysis of COVID patients from these cases have found that the patients with the new variant showed ‘less typical’ signs of the infection. They never showed the same symptoms like the common cold or flu which largely characterized the original virus strain.
As per researchers, the public now needs to be made aware of the new evidence. People should get tested if they suspect something is wrong or have come into contact with the contagion.
The threat posed by the new COVID variant
Now that you know what’s going on, many want to also know how dangerous is this new COVID variant? The new strain is like a new virus and it will take some time to understand all it’s aspects. At the moment, a lot remains unknown about the new strains efficacy and how fast it has actually been spreading.
Researchers have managed to confirm that the Kent mutation of the virus is far deadlier than its predecessor. It is 70 times more infectious and can be easily transmitted. However, the mortality due to the new variant is still unknown.
The symptoms caused by the new strain
With knowledge of the new variant, everyone now needs to know what are the symptoms to watch out for. The original novel coronavirus causes symptoms are similar to the flu along with some unusual and less-typical signs that mostly go unnoticed.
The classic signs of the virus were mainly respiratory infections like cough, cold, fever, and the loss of the sense of taste and smell. But, alarming findings have been observed in cases of the newer virus. Researchers have reason to suspect that the mutation may start attacking the body differently as compared to the original. According to observations, the first three symptoms of the new virus don’t affect the respiratory system making them easy to miss.
Even though the signs are classified as unusual presentations of the virus, scientists now have suspected that they could be the reason why many cases were misdiagnosed.