The Delta variant is the most risky strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This is part of the worrying changes currently being monitored by the World Health Organization. Here are the features
and what you need to know about it.
The Indian strain, also called the Delta variant, is a major risk worldwide. It is about 60% more contagious than the Alpha version, which in turn has a 50% higher contagion than the original version.
Health experts say that the Delta variant is currently the most dangerous from an epidemiological point of view, with the ability to be transmitted very quickly.
Anti-COVID vaccines are effective against the strain, but a complete vaccination schedule is required. In other words, administer both doses of the vaccine
What do you need to know about the Delta variant?
The National Committee for the Coordination of Covid-19 Vaccination Activities (CNCAV) provided information on the characteristics of the Delta strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
right CNCAV, variant B1617.2 (Delta) or the Indian strain is considered the most suitable of the four viral variants of concern, with a high degree of contagion, twice as high as the original strain and about 60% higher.
larger than the Alpha strain, known as the British variant.
The Delta variant has the potential to become the majority strain globally, not only in certain countries, being responsible for a large number of infections, predominantly in unvaccinated people.
The current vaccines administered in full scheme maintain their effectiveness against infection with this type of strain, meaning that the vaccine produced by Pfizer / BioNTech provides 96% hospital protection and AstraZeneca / Vaxzevria provides 92% protection.
Full-schedule vaccination provides protection against COVID-19 disease,
decreases the risk of hospitalization, the risk of complications and death.
In Romania, 57 cases of Delta strain infection have been confirmed so far, in 9 counties in the country, most of them being registered in Ilfov, Argeș and Bucharest. A first death caused by the Delta strain was declared in a 72-year-old person from Pitești, unvaccinated.
In some of the infections with the Delta strain, no import origins were identified, but were acquired in the national territory, which indicates the possibility of Community transmission.
Source: DoctorulZilei by www.doctorulzilei.ro.
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