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How are symptoms of new COVID-19 strains and variants different from original coronavirus?
Posted 10 Apr 2021 03:14 PM

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How are symptoms of new COVID-19 strains and variants different from original coronavirus?

10-04-2021

We have heard that the UK variant or the Kent variant - B.1.1.7 - spreads easily and quicker than any other variant. Now, there have been reports of the double mutants strain identified in India to have been found in San Francisco's Bay Area. Times Now spoke to Dr Gyan Bharti, Pulmonologist, Columbia Asia Hospital, Ghaziabad on the issue. Dr Gyan Bharti told that, "According to the National Task Force for Covid-19, there are more than over 24,000 mutations in 7,000 variants of the SARS-CoV2 virus. All mutations or variants may not be transmissible or cause infection, and there is still no clarity on which strain causes which symptoms.

"However, with newer strains in play, we are likely to see newer symptoms. The majority of patients have:

1. fever,
2. pain in muscles,
3. dry and persistent cough, and
4. Loss of smell and taste.

But some may or may not experience these and have additional symptoms like:

1. Conjunctivitis,
2. Sore throat,
3. Headache,
4. Rashes,
5. Upset stomach, and
6. Discolouration of fingers and toes.

"Having these symptoms in children may indicate a possible multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), a potentially fatal COVID outcome," Dr Gyan Bharti concluded.

The best advice is if you see any of these symptoms, it's best to quickly secure the wellness of the patient and isolate him or her from other members of the family. The next step would be to reach out to your doctor and get the requisite tests (prescribed by her/him) done. In the current times, quick recognition of symptoms and alert action can save lives and heartache.

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