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Covid-19: Patients increased in hospitals due to highly contagious ‘Kraken’, some nature makes it more dangerous than Delta

The risk of corona infection is seen increasing globally. According to recent reports, apart from China, the situation has worsened in America as well due to new corona variants. Omicron’s XBB.1.5 variant is being cited as the main reason for the rising corona cases here. It has been found in the studies regarding this variant that not only its infectivity rate is high, but also more cases of hospitalization of infected people are being seen. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) has also advised to continue taking preventive measures, describing the new variants as more contagious.

XBB.1.5 is the new variant, whose study is in progress to understand its nature. Scientists have given it the nickname ‘Kraken’. In preliminary research, the researchers found that in some cases it could be as dangerous as or even more dangerous than the delta variant of the most dangerous corona so far (the cause of the second wave in India).

The rate of its spread is worrying. In many parts of America, this variant has increased the serious risks of infection, about which all other countries need to show seriousness.

Cases are also increasing in India

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Cases of the XBB.1.5 variant are on the rise in India as well. In December 2022 its First case registered in Gujarat Was. Recently, with one more infected case reported from Uttarakhand, the number of people infected with this variant has increased to 8 in the country.

Researchers say that prevention from this growing threat is very important. This variant can not only spread rapidly but due to this the cases of hospitalization can also increase. In a very short time, this variant has spread to about 30 countries.

Infected need to be admitted

It is generally believed that the Omicron variants, although more infectious in nature, do not pose a serious disease risk to humans. In contrast, hospitals in the United States are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of patients affected by Kraken.

In a report, epidemiologist Dr. James Lawler says, “The number of infected with the new XBB.1.5 variant in hospitals has increased. People over the age of 70 are at higher risk, but in many areas younger people are also admitted.” There is a need to be.

binding nature of the variant

Andrew Pekoz, a virologist at Johns Hopkins University, says that the initial research has found the binding of this new variant to be scary. The mutation observed in this variant gives it the ability to bind to cells more efficiently. Due to this, the risk of infection in people can be relatively high. Studies are being done to understand how it affects the organs of the body. At present, most people are still with mild symptoms.

Those with booster vaccine can also be victims

Scientists closely monitoring XBB and its sub-variants have reported that its mutations are being successful in infecting people by evading vaccine immunity. Infections are also being seen in people who have received a booster dose, which makes it clear that the XBB.1.5 variant can also dodge the immunity created by the booster vaccine. This type of nature is considered to increase anxiety.

Scientists say that if all countries do not control this variant in time, then it is possible that it may emerge as a big threat in the coming days.

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