Just as the new year continues to be ushered in, the Covid-19 virus also seems to shake the worlds’ peace by giving birth to the new variant ”Deltacron.” Deltacron was first detected in Cyprus but scientists have turned off news about this new variant saying that it is probably something that will soon come to die off on its on. Scientists in Cyprus said the Deltacron variant was a combination of both Delta and the milder variant, Omicron – which is now dominant in the UK.
Origin of suspected Covid-19 variant ”Deltacron”
Medical practitioners who are working on this Covid-19 variant explained that ”Deltacron” is probably not real and that more information about this variant is still being worked on at the lab. Discovery about this Covid-19 variant ”Deltacron” was made by a research team led by Leondios Kostrikis, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus. The team working on the new Covid-19 variant have identified 25 such cases and data shows the relative frequency of the combined infection is higher among patients hospitalised due to Covid-19.
‘This new Covid-19 variant was called Deltacron due to the identification of Omicron-like genetic signatures within the delta genomes,” Kostrikis explained. Leondios said that there are currently Omicron and Delta co-infections and we found this strain that is a combination of these two. Alot of hugely positive studies that has been done shows that the Omicron variant is more severe and spreads more fast than other Covid-19 strains, with the first official UK report revealing the risk of hospitalisation is 50 to 70 per cent lower than with Delta. The variant has also been given other names such as IHU – in a nod to the group of researchers from the IHU Mediterranee Infection institute, in Marseille, who are studying it – the new B.1.640.2 variant has so far infected 12 people living in the southeast of France.
What is the difference between Omicron and Deltacron?
You might be asking yourself what difference this variant has with other variants, here are the answers to your question. Since last year though the ‘highly mutated’ Omicron variant is still spreading fast the threat from the pre-existing Delta variant still exists. The double mutation variation of COVID-19 which has emerged has been given the name Delmicron, Deltacron and IHU by various scientist who are investigating this new Covid-19 variant. Since both strains of Covid-19 are currently spreading all over world including places like India, this (nomenclature)scientific name for the new variant was created by merging the Delta and Omicron versions of Covid-19. According to a statement of Shashank Joshi, a member of the state government’s task force on COVID-19 in India , “Delmicron, the twin spikes of Delta and Omicron, in Europe and US has led to a mini tsunami of cases.”
The member of the state government said that the effects of the Omicron variant are still being observed in India, where the Delta strain is widely exposed. Mr Joshi also explained that Delta derivatives, which are descendants of the delta, are now the most common form in India and also emphasized that in other regions of the globe, Omicron is fast replacing deltas. The Omicron variant is a highly mutated B.1.1.529 form of SARS-CoV-2, which was first discovered in South Africa. This variant spread faster and currently showing milder symptoms than Delta according to researches. The mortality rate is even lower than the Delta variant, while Delmicron is the result of combining Delta and Omicron which is basically the twin spike of the variants across the world and that is how Delmicron is different from Omicron. Difference between Delta Variant and other variants of Covid-19 – Docsun Computation MedLab
The new variant is less of a worry to us by now but people are still advised to continue practicing the already laid down Covid-19 measures :
- Wash hands frequently.
- Avoid crowded places.
- Maintain social dictance.
- Wear effective masks.
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