Understanding the Symptoms of the Iris Variant of Corona: What You Need to Know

2023-08-23 08:03:00

Written by Fatima Khalil Wednesday, August 23, 2023 11:03 AM

After the Ministry of Health announced that two cases had been infected in Egypt With the new Corona variable, “IrisOr EG.5, aka Iris. In this report, we learn about the most prominent symptoms of infection with the Iris variant, according to the “Times of India” website.

What changes do we notice in the symptoms of the Iris variant of Corona?

So far, no new change in the type and pattern of coronavirus symptoms has been observed, however, health experts urge people to pay attention to common symptoms of coronavirus, test themselves and take necessary precautions as soon as possible.

What are the symptoms of the Iris variant of the Corona virus that one should be wary of?

Health experts said the pattern of coronavirus symptoms is similar to those seen during previous strains.

So far, Iris “seems to be the same in terms of symptoms,” says Thomas Russo, a professor and chair of the department of infectious diseases at the University at Buffalo in New York. Common symptoms to be wary of are fever or chills, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. wheezing, tiredness, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.

Upper respiratory infections are common these days

Most people will have an upper respiratory infection, but some people will develop a more serious illness, a lower respiratory infection. Some people develop non-respiratory symptoms, such as diarrhea.

In addition to pink eye or conjunctivitis, experts said that the loss of taste and smell, which was seen during previous waves of infection with Corona, is unlikely to occur during infection caused by Iris.

The public health risk posed by EG.5 has been assessed as low at the global level

In a recent statement, the World Health Organization said that the EG.5 variant is under evaluation and that the health risks it poses are low.

It had added Al-Badil to its “Al-Badil-Watch” list in July. EG.5 is the descendant strain of the XBB. 1.9.2. “EG.5 carries an additional F456L amino acid mutation in the spike protein compared to the original sub-variant XBB.1.9.2 and XBB.1.5. Within the EG.5 strain, the sub-variant EG.5.1 contains an additional spike mutation Q52H and represents an additional spike mutation Q52H and represents the spike mutation XBB.1.9.2 and XBB.1.5. “88% of available sequences for EG.5 and its descendants”.

BA.2.86 has been added to the “Variable under watch” list.

BA.2.86, which was identified for the first time in Denmark and Israel, has been added to the WHO list of monitored variants.

Maria van Kerkhove, technical lead for the COVID-19 response at the World Health Organization, had tweeted about this alternative.

Khairkhov said in her tweet that the information currently available about this variant is very less, but the large number of mutations it carries requires closer monitoring.

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