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BQ 1.1. or “Hound of Hell”: what is known about the new variant of Covid-19

More than 65 countries, including the United States and Mexico, have reported cases of the new variant of COVID-19. Know your symptoms.

BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 is the new variant of COVID-19 which is keeping many countries of the world on alert due to its high transmissibility and ease of spread. This has been dubbed the “Hound of Hell” variant.

It is a variant of Omicron and was first named in Germany. “Hound of Hell”, in Greek mythology, refers to the dog of the god Hades and is described as a monster with three to fifty heads and a snake on its tail instead of a cartilaginous tail.

Although the name is not official, as the World Health Organization (WHO) does not recognize it as such, it is believed that it adopted the name on social networks where people began to associate it with the most recent version due to its ease of use. Gave. , remember this, as happened with the variant Version BA.2.75, Which was called “centaurus”.

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According to data from the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC), “devil dog” appears to be on the rise across the continent, having initially been discovered in five countries in the region: France, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands and Italy.

There are also currently cases in the United States, where it currently represents 44.1% of all Covid-19 infections, according to information gathered by The Washington Post.

The severity of this type is not known for sure.

As of 1 October, the WHO indicated that this new variant was present in 65 countries. The most recent to confirm cases has been Mexico. 16 confirmed infections today in Mexico City, Nuevo León, Baja California, State of Mexico, Yucatan and Chiapas. Canada also reports cases.

In October, the WHO said that so far “there is no epidemiological data to suggest an increase in severity.”

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White House chief epidemiologist Anthony Fauci has said that the BQ.1.1 variant “demonstrates dangerous properties or characteristics that may escape some of our interventions.”

about your symptoms if you know him They are similar to those produced by other strains. A patient with BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 presents with cough, headache, fatigue, diarrhea, nasal congestion, fever, muscle discomfort, dyspnea, and loss of smell and taste.

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