The Delta Plus Covid variant can stick more strongly to the lung cells than the earlier variant and cause more damage to the lungs.
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Delta Plus, a new form of coronavirus, is wreaking havoc all over the world. Amidst the decline in the second wave of the epidemic in India, now the cases of Delta Plus Covid variant are also increasing gradually. This new form of Coronavirus has reached many states of the country, which has increased the concerns of the government even more. According to the central government, more than 50 cases of the delta plus variant have been detected in at least 12 states of the country, with the highest number of cases being reported in Maharashtra.
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that the ‘delta’ variant of coronavirus detected for the first time in India is the most infectious type ever. Along with this, he warned that now this variant is spreading in at least 85 countries. The WHO has included the delta variant in its list of ‘Variant of Concern’, as it has spread rapidly in some countries, especially in India, due to the rapid increase in infections. It is being said that this variant can cause the third wave of corona in the country.
How does the form of the virus change?
Virus mutation means a change in the genetic chain of the virus. SARS is a COV-2 RNA virus, which changes its form from time to time. According to Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar, former chief-scientist of ICMR, this is a normal process. When any virus makes millions of copies of itself, then each copy is different in passing from one human to another or from human to animal or from animal to human. This difference in the copy increases and after some time a new strain appears.
Why is the Delta Plus variant a cause for concern?
The new variant of Coronavirus has been named ‘Delta Plus Variant’ or ‘AY.1 Variant’. This variant of coronavirus is said to be very dangerous. It is also being said that the corona vaccine is also less effective on this variant and this variant is more infectious and lethal than the earlier variants, which can infect people faster. Experts say that the Delta Plus variant is 35 to 60 percent more contagious than the Alpha variant.
The WHO said that since the corona virus has changed its form many times, due to which the form the virus has taken now can be very dangerous, as well as the vaccine may also be less effective on it. If experts are to be believed, the Delta Plus variant can stick more strongly to the lung cells than the earlier variant and cause more damage to the lungs. It can also weaken our immunity system and can even trick it.
What are the symptoms of Delta Plus variant?
Cough and cold have been seen in a very severe form in the patients affected by the Delta Plus variant. It also includes common symptoms like headache, sore throat, runny nose, continuous study is going on about its other symptoms. Experts say that the Delta Plus variant has the characteristics of Delta as well as its companion Beta variant. Some of these symptoms include cough, diarrhea, fever, headache, skin rash, discoloration of fingers and toes, chest pain, abdominal pain, nausea and loss of appetite and shortness of breath.
How to protect yourself from Delta Plus variant
Russia’s representative of the World Health Organization (WHO), Melita Vujnovic, said that ‘when it comes to fighting deadly variants like Delta Plus, do not forget to wear a face mask, keep hands clean and maintain physical distance, as well as vaccination. And stringent security measures are extremely important. In the Soloviev Live YouTube show, Vujnovic said, “We need to intensify efforts for a short time, otherwise the only option to avoid this virus will be lockdown.” That is why the Government of India has advised all people to get vaccinated as soon as possible, as well as to apply masks and follow physical distance.