These 3 problems can be signs of infection with the XE variant, health agency confirmed

Symptoms of XE Variant Infection

The World Health Organization also says that at present very few cases of XE have been found worldwide.

Symptoms of XE Variant Infection: A case of hybrid strain ‘XE’ of Omicron variant was reported in the country on Wednesday. A costume designer associated with the Mumbai film industry has been found infected with the XE variant. At the same time, the World Health Organization warned about a new mutant last week. According to WHO, the XE variant is a mutation of strains of the Omicron variant, which has spread worldwide. The strain was first detected in the UK on 19 January and based on early indications, experts have said that it may spread about 10 percent faster than other omicron mutations. However, the World Health Organization also says that at present very few cases of XE have been found worldwide.

What are the symptoms of infection with the XE variant?

At the same time, the UK Health Security Agency has said that the symptoms seen in people infected with XE are found in contrast to the original strain of the virus. Significantly, symptoms such as fever and cough are seen in people infected with the original strain. Along with this, the ability to understand smell and taste also decreases. Whereas the symptoms of XE are as follows-

  • running nose
  • sneezing
  • sore throat

More research is needed on variants

The WHO has said that more data needs to be looked at before anything else can be said about the mutation. At the same time, a Forbes report also said that according to Susan Hopkins, Chief Medical Adviser to UKHSA, more data is needed to make a complete confirmation. Hopkins said there is still insufficient evidence to draw any conclusions on the infection, its severity, or the effectiveness of the vaccine.

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