Delta Plus Variant: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Precautions

Delta Plus Variant: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Precautions

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Overview:

The perils brought by COVID-19 virus is countless and we have seen people suffering a lot because of that. Many vaccines have been made to give us immunity and we would like to make you more about the current situation. If you are a person who watches news regularly you would know about the recent Delta Plus COVID Variant situation right now. However we don’t know in detail about this new variant so, here are a few things you should be aware of about this new Delta Plus Covid Variant.

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The new variant of Corona i.e. B.1.617.2 was first seen in India and this new variant is said to be found in other countries. All are scared and sad because of the uncertainty yet another new variant brings. The government of India is taking a lot of efforts and vaccination has been made free. This new delta variant has been found after the second wave of covid-19, while by the way is not completely over yet.
The delta variant is spreading faster in Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra. Many might’ve heard about the alpha variant which spread very fast in our body, but the delta variant spreads the infection in our body 60% faster & is dangerous. People are vary as getting the vaccine does not prevent the coronavirus, rather it reduces the chances.

What are it’s Symptoms?

Common symptoms includes dry cough, tiredness, or fever. Severe symptoms of this variant may include shortness of breath, shortness of breath, or abdominal pain. Other symptoms of the delta variant are, skin rash, change in the color of the toes, sore throat, shortness of breath, as well as loss of smell, diarrhea, headache, or runny nose etc. If you are faced with any of these symptoms, go get vaccinated and take medicines as per the advice of the doctors. Do understand the seriousness of this delta variant and get yourself treated at as soon as you notice any symptoms.

Causes of Delta Plus Variant:

Till now no information has been received about where this virus came from and how it originated. The reason for its spread is an infection because this virus is spread selectively or close to each other and goes into our body through respiration etc. It is spreading rapidly because of its main part spike protein in our body. When we go out of the house and meet people or touch any object which may contain the virus, then we can also be affected by this virus.

Treatment for Delta Plus Variant:

Delta variant (B.1.617.2) is treated by the doctors using antibiotics, but no clear information has been received about it. The only way to stay clear of this is to get vaccinated immediately. Many have already been vaccinated throughout the world and a and a large number of people are getting this vaccine every day. It has been said that no treatment is working against this variant and it is not completely eradicated. Don’t worry whether or not the you will get this from through vaccination; as chances of getting sick from it through vaccination are very less.

Precautions for Delta Plus Variant:

The precautions we need to take to prevent Delta virus are as follows:

  1. Do not go out of the house unless it is necessary.
  2. Maintain social distancing of 6 feet while meeting people.
  3. Use a sanitizer when meeting anyone.
  4. Disinfect things or items used in the house.
  5. Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds several times a day.
  6. Whenever you’re going out of the house for some important work, then use a double mask.
  7. Make sure to use an item brought from outside only after washing and disinfecting it.
  8. The most important thing is to get vaccination done as soon as possible to avoid this.

General Questions asked: Delta Plus Variant

  1. Should India worry about the Delta Plus Variant?
    Health experts warned that the Delta Plus variant may bring about a third wave in the coming months because it could escape the body’s immune system. According to the data at hand prevalence of this new variant is still low in India but it remains as the dominant variant in the country as of now. An official from the Maharashtra Covid Task Force said, “It is worrisome because we do not know enough about how it is going to behave from here. In the variants that we have seen, there have been some very different scenarios that have presented themselves.” He also said that the delta wave in other parts of the world is very infectious and it spreads faster and can affect a multitude of people within a very short period of time.

2.Can I get Delta variant if already had Covid?
Researchers say nothing is guaranteed. They also do not know if it’s more dangerous for young     people. So they advise to get vaccinated.

3.Infection strength of the variant?
Just like the Delta strain, which has now spread to 80 countries, the Delta Plus is considered highly infectious and fast-spreading among people.

4.Vaccines effectiveness on the Delta Plus Variant?
Not known as Scientists are yet to test the effectiveness of vaccines on the Delta Plus variant.

5.Does this strain cause adverse reactions in those who did not get vaccinated?

Yes, it is the most contagious and among those not yet vaccinated, may trigger serious illness than other COVID variants do, says the scientists tracking the spread of infection.

Conclusion:

Though much research is needed in all aspects on the recent delta plus variant. Even before the research, the rate at which this variant is spreading calls for increased precautions : use double masks, sanitize often and do get vaccinated. If we co-operate with the government and are vigilant then we can avoid this. If you see any of the symptoms mentioned above, do take action and consult a doctor as soon as possible. In India many vaccines have come for this like- Pfizer, Covishield, Covaxin, Sputnik, etc… Don’t bide your time thinking, get vaccinated whenever you get the opportunity. If you want to ask anything about Delta Plus Variant, feel free to message us in the comment section, we will definitely reply to you.

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Subin Joshua
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Subin Joshua
Hi there, my name is Subin Joshua, and I am a Medical student. I grew up in a family of teachers and know that being a social worker is my calling. My passion for helping others has been evident in my involvement in helping the poor and needy for the last three years. Through those experiences, I have learned to interact with a diverse group of people, which has increased my ability to relate to others.