Recently, a new strain of COVID-19 has emerged in UK. Therefore, people have become fearful once again as this new strain has the power to affect more number of people. Scientists, researchers and medical professionals have been working constantly to find out the source of mutant virus. Still, researchers have not located the source of the mutation yet. However, professionals have managed to come across a conclusion regarding the symptoms of this new variant. By CDC, it has been advised to seek medical attention immediately if a person experiences these symptoms. Otherwise, severe damage can be seen.
Common Symptoms of COVID-19
Since the beginning of coronavirus pandemic, affected people have been experiencing different types of symptoms. Over the time, list of symptoms has increased quite naturally. However, they are some common symptoms that can be experienced. Classic symptoms of coronavirus are following.
• Sore throat
• Dry cough
• Runny nose
• Chest pain
• Loss of smell and taste
• Shortness of breath
• Gastrointestinal infection
New Strain of COVID-19
COVID-19 new strain has been given the name of VUI202012/01. Genetic mutation has been noticed with the spike protein of the virus that causes quick spread of the virus from one person to another. First, the new variant has been observed in the southeast part of England. 17 mutations have been noticed with the virus which is usually influence the virus shape. Due to the spike protein, the virus has got the family name of coronavirus. Further confirmation about the virus has not been obtained yet. Scientists believe that this new strain is the reason behind quick spread of the virus in UK in recent times.
Symptoms of New Coronavirus variant
In case coronavirus new variant, symptoms are quite similar to the original. However, the new variant has shown potential to spread the virus in much faster rate. Still, CDC has talked about some alarming symptoms that must be treated as soon as it has been observed. They are:
• breathing issue
• continuous chest pain
• tiredness and sleepiness
• blue lips and face
Is the new variant of coronavirus dangerous?
Based on the study of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, more deaths can be triggered by the new strains of coronavirus. Numbers of causalities and deaths have been increasing in England once again. Experts fear that new strain may lead to higher number of hospitalization in coming days.
In case of original strain, children have not been affected in most occasions. However, the mutated strain has the capability to infect the children more as it can enter the human cells easily. Therefore, children may be affected by the virus similar to the adults. Transmissibility of the virus is about 56% more.
What can you do now?
According to the suggestion of CDC, you can look for medical attention as soon as possible. In addition, precautionary measures must be taken more strictly. Social distancing must be practiced. Masks must be worn. Both hands and surfaces must be disinfected frequently.