To date, the most contagious: doctors called the main symptoms of the Covid variant “Kraken”
Journalists of a popular British publication asked doctors to comment on the symptoms of the Covid variant of the Kraken, which the World Health Organization has called the most contagious strain, Express reports.
< p>The supertransmissible Covid-19 XBB.1.5 or Kraken variant is reported to be able to spread up to 40% faster than its predecessors, meaning it could soon become the most dominant strain.
It is noted that there is no official data on the early signs of a new variant, but experts believe that the symptoms will be similar to other strains of Omicron.
"Symptoms"Kraken" have not changed significantly. We are seeing that more and more people actually just have cold symptoms", – Allison Arwady, Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety for Chicago Homes, said at a press conference.
According to him, this means that symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, cough and nasal congestion may be common .
The Commissioner of the Department of Health notes that vaccines against Covid-19 can protect against the severe course of coronavirus disease.
It is noted that Arvadi is not the only one who believes that " Kraken" will cause symptoms similar to the previous options.
Thus, Martin Michaelis, professor of molecular medicine at the University of Kent, notes that there is no indication that the symptoms of XBB.1.5 differ from the symptoms caused by other sub-options ” “Omicron”, which prevailed in various versions of this winter. Namely – sneezing, headaches, hoarse voice, muscle pain and changes in smell.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga