Delta Variant, The New Enemy for India

Delta variant of COVID 19

Delta variant is the name given to the new variant of COVID 19 by doctors in India.

Delta Variant symptoms include hearing impairment, severe gastric upsets, and blood clots leading to gangrene.

These symptoms are not typically found in other COVID patients.

The strain has been found to be dominant in England and Scotland and has a higher risk of hospitalization.

It is also known as B.1.617.2 and has spread to 60 countries and as a result, travel bans are being imposed all over.
The variant has forced the UK to postpone its reopening and Singapore reports that the mutation accounts for 95% of its local infections.
Higher rates of infection and reduction of vaccine effectiveness make this variant very dangerous.
Stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, hearing loss, and joint pain are among the ailments.
Some patients, however, developed severe clots leading to gangrene and as a result, two patients were amputated.
India has reported 18.6 million cases in 2021 and the delta variant is the primary.
The variant is 50% deadlier than the Alpha variant reported in the UK.
Doctors are also finding blood clots in blood vessels of the intestines which are causing patients stomach pain.
“Every person is showing different symptoms”, a doctor told the media. The most alarming aspect of the outbreak is the spread among children who have yet to be vaccinated.
Entire families are also being seen with COVID symptoms. This is unlike last year where individual cases dominated.
This reflects that the delta variant has increased household transmissions. Cases of black fungus or Mucormycosis have also surged in India.
India’s outbreak has however reduced significantly, however, the variant is spreading elsewhere.


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