Eye for covid species ‘Delta Plus’ Thailand found 1 case

Keep an eye on the ‘Delta Plus’ strain of covids. The Ministry of Health reveals that Thailand has found 1 case. It is in the surveillance stage. Still don’t have to worry, as ‘Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thira’ spreads the disease more easily than the original Delta 17%.

Dr. Chawetsan Namwat, Director of the Department of Disease Control and Emergency Health Disasters, Department of Disease Control, mentioned the case of the AY.4.2 strain, which is a subspecies of the Delta species. This subspecies has increased in England. It is second only to the United States. And this strain is found in about 6% of the total number of infected people in the UK. The original delta was still the main species.

But this subspecies is under the watchful eye. But there is no need to worry that it will be more severe than usual. or have a chance of drug resistance Vaccinated or not? In the process of watching and looking for details compared to the Alpha species. and past delta If it’s a species that spreads quickly, it’s clear. will see waves of outbreaks that are very fast and strong which international experts see as a priority for England to keep an eye on. while the World Health Organization has not yet raised

“For Thailand, there is a surveillance system for various species and subspecies. continuously And when examining, only 1 Delta Plus report was found and there was no other related person,” said Dr. Chawetsan.

  • Dr. Chawetsan Namwat, Director of the Department of Disease Control and Emergency Health Disasters

Yesterday (24 Oct.), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teera Woratanarat, Lecturer of the Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University Posted a message via Facebook stating that “Delta Plus species or AY.4.2” The UK’s infection rate has increased so quickly that it has been upgraded to a variant under investigation. The adjoining people now have all ages. but is more common in children and young people This may be because they haven’t received many vaccines yet.

17% easier to spread than the original Delta

Currently available knowledge of Delta Plus (AY.4.2) mutants build upon Delta species. Sickness leading to hospitalization and mortality similar to Delta (B.1.617.2), but 17% easier to spread than the original Delta. The rate of domestic infections was 12% higher than before (8-16%). We know from several studies that The prevalence rate for people living in the same household averaged about 18-20%.

The rapid increase in the number of infections in the United Kingdom has It is unlikely to be explained by the diffusion ability of Delta Plus alone. but probably from the daily life of the population that may not be strictly protective And there are open activities that are at risk of spreading infection. This makes the virus which has the ability to spread better than before, to a certain extent, to be in the right place at the right time, which includes a large number of people, crowded, close, long periods of time together. It will cause many infections as seen today.

caution after opening the country

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teera stated that, therefore, Thai people should be careful. after opening the country Business activities will increase, complete with risk factors number, frequency, closeness, duration that will cause the original delta in the country to erupt more. And if a mutant species such as Delta Plus or others come in, it will follow the footsteps of a more serious outbreak of foreign countries. “Wear a mask…it’s very important. Stay more than 1 meter from other people, reduce the infection rate 5 times with love and care “…

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