Corona New Subvariant BA.2.38: GISAID is a global agency that has corona case data and in the sample received by this agency from India in the last 4 weeks, 99.6% of the cases were from Omicron and its sub-variant BA.2. It is believed that this will be the next Corona variant. Know what are the symptoms of this variant and how dangerous is this sub-variant.
Corona cases are increasing all over the country. In Maharashtra alone, 5,218 cases have been reported in a day, which is the highest number of cases in a single day since February. At present, there are more than 25 thousand active cases in the state. However, the condition of the patients is not critical and 95% of the cases are asymptomatic. BA.2.38 strain has been found in patients infected with corona in Mumbai and Pune. However, it is a matter of relief that this variant is not too dangerous. However, on these rising cases, experts believe that this is an indication of the fourth wave of Corona. Epidemiologist and pulmonologist Dr Lancelot Pinto at Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai gave this update on Corona.
What are the Characteristics of BA.2.38
The characteristics of this variant are also almost like Omicron. Fever, sore throat, congestion, body ache can also occur in this variant. Along with going the test, mild cough is also included in its symptoms. Anyone can have diarrhea, but these symptoms are being seen much less than the previous variants. The rest of these symptoms can last for 4-5 days.
How dangerous is the BA.2.38 variant
Even if you have had covid before and have taken the vaccine, you can still fall prey to this virus. For this reason, new cases of corona are coming up, although due to the vaccine and the first corona, the effect of this virus is not that much and the patients have only mild symptoms, but omicron Like this variant is also catching people even after the vaccine.
What are the benefits of vaccine
Doctor Lancelot Pinto says that the vaccine cannot completely stop Kovid, but taking both the dose and the booster increases immunity and for that reason now the cases are mild. Although the vaccine has a different effect on the immunity of every person, but there is no doubt that due to the vaccine, its mild symptoms are coming.
The doctor also says that the patients who are getting admitted to the hospital are not only because of Kovid but there are many other diseases, due to which Kovid infection can harm them if someone has any chronic disease. If he has sugar, high BP or heart disease and he has a covid infection, then it should not be taken lightly and if necessary with proper doctor consultation, hospitalization should also be done.
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