Coronavirus XBB.1.16: XBB.1.16 variant behind Corona’s new ‘wave’, WHO told how dangerous it is


Coronavirus XBB.1.16 in India: The risk of Coronavirus has started increasing once again in the country. In the last 24 hours, 1573 new cases of corona have been registered in the country, and at present, the active cases of corona have crossed 13,509. This virus has killed 5,30,841 people so far.

These days the maximum number of coronavirus found in India is XBB, a variant of Omicron. is 1.16. The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern over the increasing cases of coronavirus in India. According to WHO, the coronavirus should have weakened by now, but it has not happened.

So far no distinct symptoms related to this new circulating Covid variant XBB 1.16 have been detected. Only the old symptoms of corona are visible. Symptoms such as headache, muscle pain, fatigue, sore throat, runny nose, and cough can occur with this variant. Apart from this, some people may also complain of abdominal pain and discomfort, and diarrhea.

Experts say that XBB 1.16 is like a new kid. The virus keeps changing. Many variants have been seen in the last year. All these variants are sub-variants of Omicron. This variant is not changing as fast as before.

Will the XBB.1.16 variant cause a new wave

In a conversation with Tv9, Professor Dr. Yudhveer Singh in the Critical Care Department at AIIMS told that mutations keep happening in the virus of Kovid. Due to this, a new variant comes every few months. The XBB.1.16 variant has also come like this. Cases are increasing due to this, although this variant will not cause any new dangerous wave. So far, only mild symptoms are being found in the infected, although the elderly and patients suffering from other diseases should be careful. Such people may be at risk from any new variant.

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A mask is a way of protection

According to Dr. Singh, people are not wearing masks now. But now you should start wearing it. For a few days, the danger of the virus will remain. In such a situation, everyone is advised to wear a mask and avoid going to crowded areas. Also, people with high risk who have not taken booster doses, they should get vaccinated as soon as possible.

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