With the delta variant, known as the Indian variant of Covid-19, growing around the world, including Portugal, in some countries, it is already the dominant strain of coronavirus in the UK, for example, it is already responsible for 90% of cases detected injury. Based on patient-reported symptom information, UK epidemiologists are now warning of some signs and symptoms of the Indian variant of Covid-19 that do not occur or are less common with other strains of SARS CoV-2.
Tim Spector, the expert and epidemiologist who runs the national study of Covid-19 symptoms called the Zoe Covid Synptom Study, explains to the BBC that getting delta type of Covid-19 causes symptoms like “severe flu” for young people. . Even if younger people do not feel sick, the doctor warns, they may be contagious and put others at risk.
If the usual symptoms of Covid-19 are coughing, fever, loss of sense of smell and/or taste, Spector says, then as the Indian type becomes more prevalent in the country, other symptoms appear more commonly, and are therefore more common. associated with this alternative.
Fever remains one of the most common symptoms (in the top 10 of those reported in the mobile app), but loss of smell and taste is becoming less common. with ‘seasonal flu’, and therefore they are alert and ordering tests for the least symptoms.
Similarly, Imperial College London, which has recorded symptoms for more than a million patients, now points to other signs of the Indian variant of Covid-19:
Persistent or persistent cough
– Drop in the nose / runny nose
Severe muscle pain
In addition to these symptoms, the researchers cautioned that “classic” symptoms of coronavirus infection should always be considered.