Why a new version, even more contagious and not more serious: That’s what the scientific community fears. Well, it may actually exist. In this article, the editorial staff of Objeco will tell you more about this famous XE variant that scares everyone. Are you ready to know everything? well let’s go.
many types appear
After two and a half years of health crisis, the Kovid epidemic seems to be coming to an end. Finally, consider that more and more countries are learning to live with it. But as everyone lifts restrictions, experts worry about infection numbers skyrocketing. Especially fault with different forms. The first is called Deltacron and was discovered in early March in France. This results from a mixture between the delta variant and one of the Omicron sub-variants (BA.1).
Sequenced and identified by the UK Health Safety Agency and the Wellcome Sanger Institute, XE is a combination of two Omicron strains: BA.1 and BA.2. And today we are going to talk to you about this. Let us tell you that cases have been found in the UK and Israel. The first, in particular, the date of January 19. And since then, over 600 sightings have been reported and confirmed.
XE, a more contagious version?
At the moment, the XE variant represents only a tiny fraction of the cases in the world. However, earlier estimates indicate a community growth rate advantage of about 10% compared to BA.2. In other words, this means that it can be about 43% more permeable than the original omicron. But all this requires further confirmation. With regard to symptoms, they resemble those we are used to seeing.
As we told you earlier, the symptoms are similar to other variants. In fact, people infected with XE had mild symptoms of fever, headache and muscle aches and did not require any special medical care. All of these recombinant forms, including small clusters, should be closely monitored for signs of growth and, if possible, an attempt should be made to isolate and characterize them. Don’t worry, if we have any news, we won’t hesitate to tell you everything.
Coronavirus: Worsening situation?
The health situation in many countries has worsened due to the spread of more infectious forms. In France, as of this Thursday, March 31, the number of patients hospitalized due to Kovid infection continued to rise, according to daily figures published by the authorities. Thus, there were 21,922 patients in hospitals on Thursday, up from 21,688 a day earlier and 20,654 a week ago. Of these, 1,763 new admissions took place as against 1,338 last Thursday. With regard to the number of patients in critical care, the number is 1,551 (including 160 admissions), up from 1,546 a day ago and 1,523 a week ago.
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