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Covid XBB.1.5 Variant: Number of infected increased in India, know from expert- how dangerous is this new variant?

The risk of corona infection is seen increasing globally. While the situation is worse in China due to Omicron’s BF.7 variant, recently the new XBB.1.5 variant of Corona has been confirmed in the US. The researchers found that this new variant may also increase the risk of serious disease, with the US recently seeing increased hospital congestion due to this variant.

Talking about India, a total of seven people have been found infected due to this variant of Corona here. Can the situation worsen in India as well due to this?

Alerting people about the danger of corona, the team of health experts has seriously appealed to keep following the appropriate behavior of Kovid. Doctors say that the way the situation has worsened in some countries due to the XBB.1.5 variant, we need to be careful in advance, learning from it. The mutations seen in the new variants of corona can increase the risk of many types.

Let us know about this in further detail.

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How much danger for India

Is there a possibility of worsening the situation in India due to the new XBB.1.5 variant of Corona? In response to this question, members of the Emergency Medicine Department in Noida who are treating corona patients Dr Shrey Srivastava They say-

The nature of the new variant is worrisome and the way information is being received from some countries including America, it scares more. But in India there is no need to worry more than this at the moment. Here the infection has definitely been confirmed in some people from the XBB.1.5 variant, but the government is very alert about the prevention of infection. Yes, personal carelessness in security can definitely increase the risks.

Vaccination makes us more secure

Dr. Shrey says, 90% of the country’s population has received the primary two doses of the vaccine and 30-40% have received booster doses. The vaccination rate makes us safer than other countries. Low vaccination rates have been a problem in countries where the situation has worsened due to Corona. In this sense, it is more secure for India.

But the ability of these variants to spread the infection by dodging the immunity is also being seen, which scares. To stay safe from this risk, preventive measures like masks, hand hygiene and social-distancing are very important.

Corona status in India

Statistics show that at present the situation of Corona in India is quite controlled. In the last 24 hours, 214 new cases of infected have been confirmed here. Health experts say that currently seven people are infected with the XBB.1.5 variant in the country, apart from this, some cases of BF.7 and XBB variants are being seen.

In view of the increasing global risk of Corona, the Government of India has increased the preventive measures and investigation. To make people more safe from infection, the rate of booster dose has also been increased.

Know about XBB.1.5 variant

The XBB.1.5 variant is a new member of the Omicron family of Corona, whose nature needs to be known.

  • The XBB.1.5 variant is a mutated version of the XBB already seen in India.
  • According to preliminary studies, the infectivity rate of XBB.1.5 is quite high. In some cases, cases of serious diseases are also being seen due to this.
  • According to scientist Yunlong Richard Cao at Peking University, it may be successful in dodging vaccine-made immunity, so the new variant needs to be taken seriously.
  • The binding ability of the XBB.1.5 variant has been helping it infect people more easily.
  • XBB.1.5 can trick the body’s immune system more easily than other variants to cause infection even in vaccinated people.

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