Tuesday, February 7, 2023

What are the symptoms of Kraken, the most contagious sub-variant of Covid?

The Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 virus development of the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged that Omicron’s XBB.1.5 subvariant has raised concerns among health experts as it has been found to be the most transmissible to date .

although they have not been introduced significant difference in severity In reported cases due to XBB.1.5 and earlier variants, like other strains of concerned scientists, XBB.1.5 is attracting attention because it shows signs avoid immunity.

last week, in In the United States, Kraken is responsible for about 40 percent of COVID cases in the country.

What are the symptoms of the XBB variant. 1.5?

Johns Hopkins University virologist Andrew Pekoz told CNBC that Kraken’s symptoms are different from previous variants, though he stressed that flu-like symptoms are less common in vaccinated people.


“COVID is manifesting itself in the same way it has so far. I think, if anything, the most severe symptoms we’re seeing are a little less likely to happen,” the expert told CNBC.

Therefore, people who have been infected with the XBB.1.5 variant may show the following symptoms:

  • Tos.
  • sore throat.
  • Fatigue and general malaise.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Congestion and runny nose.
  • Headache.
  • fever.
  • Loss of smell or taste.

Where did the name ‘Kraken’ come from?

COVID versions are currently Appointed by a group of experts convened by WHO, Identifies so-called variants of concern with potential global public health significance, such as reducing the effectiveness of current pandemic measures, using the Greek alphabet. Earlier strains like alpha, beta and delta came under the convention.

But the final variant with a Greek name, Omicron, emerged more than a year earlier, leaving no room for other significantly different strains. Omicron spawned several lineages, including XBB.1.5, and their names come from a combination of letters and numbers known as “pango”.

This has led to a rise in the popularity of informal nicknames online, including “Kraken”. The nickname XBB.1.5 was proposed on Twitter by an evolutionary professor to match the strength of the new strain mythical sea monster,

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