Since the beginning of the Covid 19 epidemic, several mutations have been made in the Corona virus that have been much more contagious and deadly than the original species. Delta virus is one of the most contagious strains of Corona virus that has already infected many people in Iran and more than 104 countries. In this article, we will learn more about Delta virus and the important points related to this mutated virus. Stay with us until the end of the article.
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What is Delta Virus?
The delta virus, also known as B1.617.2 (B1.617.2), was first identified in India and then spread to other countries. The virus has mutations in its binding protein that more easily infects human cells and is 50% more contagious than the alpha virus. However, the alpha virus itself was 50% more contagious than the original version of the corona virus. As a result, the Delta Corona is more likely to spread. If a person comes in contact with the delta virus, they can easily become infected and spread it easily to others.
According to the World Health Organization, the delta species is known as a worrying species of the corona virus; This means that it will increase transmission and more severe disease. In addition to the rapid spread of the delta virus, increasing social interactions and reducing the tendency to follow health practices also play a significant role in the spread of the virus. Probably a factor as to why they’re doing so poorly. While this number was 2.5 for the main corona virus.
Other characteristics of this type of virus
Research to date has shown that this strain may escape the protection provided by a variety of vaccines and some Covid 19 treatments. For this reason, adhering to health guidelines and social distance play a big role in reducing the spread of the virus and saving the lives of our loved ones. Atefeh Abedini (a specialist in lung diseases and secretary of the Kovid 19 National Scientific Committee) also spoke with Immena announced that In new coronary mutations, the inflammatory phase begins earlier. For example, if the pulmonary involvement of the main corona was in the second week, in the case of the delta mutation, the inflammatory phase is faster and more severe, and is seen on the third or fourth day after the onset of the disease. As a result, timely and faster treatment reduces corona mortality.
What are the symptoms of delta virus?
The symptoms of delta virus are similar to those of the coronavirus and other mutations, and can include cough, headache, fever, and sore throat. Of course, coughing and decreased sense of smell are less common, and headaches, sore throats, runny noses, and fever appear to be more common.
Delta virus and children
According to reports IRNA News Agency And quoting Dr. Aina Riahi (Rasool Akram Hospital Specialist), The incidence of children and adolescents with the Corona Delta virus is increasing. Children with symptoms of fever, diarrhea, weakness and seizures are brought to the hospital and tested positive for coronary heart disease. If left untreated, they can have dangerous consequences.
Delta virus situation in Iran
According to Alireza Raisi (Spokesman for the Iranian Corona Countermeasures Headquarters) The Delta Corona virus has now spread to all provinces of the country. As we read in the news, we are currently witnessing the fifth peak of the Corona virus. In the current situation and due to the lack of beds and the possibility of hospitalization of patients (especially in metropolitan areas), the establishment of temporary and field medical centers is one of the most important policies.
47% of intensive care hospitalization statistics are related to Tehran. As the chairman of the Tehran City Council announced: We have 150 feet of corona in Tehran every day, which is the first sign of the reality of the crisis. Also, according to Alireza Zali (Commander of the Tehran Corona Headquarters) in an interview with Tasnim News Agency، A 2-week full quarantine and round-the-clock vaccination may be the least cost-effective way to fight the corona delta virus.; Because based on The latest published reportsCurrently, 336 cities in the country are in a state of crisis.
The link between delta virus and vaccination
Studies show that children and people who have not yet received the first or second dose of the vaccine are 2.5 times more likely to get the disease. However, no vaccine has been developed for children 5 to 12 years of age, and many young people around the world have not been vaccinated.
However, infections are rare in vaccinated people. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines prevent about 88% of the disease and 96% of the hospitalizations. The Astrazenka and Johnson & Johnson vaccines also prevent 60% of the disease and up to 93% of hospitalizations.
On the other hand, vaccine companies like Pfizer are testing stronger doses to provide better protection against the delta species. They must also obtain FDA approval. A third dose of the vaccine may be necessary for people over 65 and people with weakened immune systems.
Vaccinated people and transmission of the disease to others
Of course, some people who have received a complete vaccination can also spread delta virus as infiltrators. Although vaccination provides high protection and infestations are rare, no vaccine is 100% safe. New research shows that people with delta infiltrates have large amounts of the virus in their noses and throats, and whether they have symptoms or not, they can be carriers.
Keep in mind that you should receive the first and second doses of the Corona vaccine and expect the vaccine to work two weeks after the injection. Also, whether you have been vaccinated or not, you need to follow the guidelines of the Corona Anti-Corruption Agency and global anti-Corona organizations; Because instead of a 3- or 4-year-old epidemic that goes away by getting enough people vaccinated or developing natural immunity to the virus, we see an increase in the number of cases over a short period of time.
As a result, if a large number of people become ill at the same time, the local health system in that area will be put under pressure and more people will die, which is worrying.
How can we protect ourselves against the delta virus?
There are many tips to help save the lives of you and your loved ones, including:
- In closed spaces, leave 1 or 2 windows open to allow air to flow;
- If you are indoors, make sure it is well ventilated;
- Do not ignore the effect of the mask; Make sure the mask completely covers your nose, mouth and face;
- Keep your hands clean and apply or remove the mask with a clean hand;
- Avoid crowded places and keep your social distance from others;
- Get both vaccinations as soon as it is your turn to be vaccinated. The vaccine prevents severe illness and death.
Frequently Asked Questions About Delta Corona Virus
1. Where did the Delta virus come from?
Delta virus was first detected in India in January 2011. It then spread rapidly in India and 104 countries. More than 97% of coronavirus infections are delta-related.
۲. Is Delta virus more deadly?
The death toll from the delta virus continues. However, based on the number of hospitalizations, it seems that people are more likely to be hospitalized and die from the corona delta virus, especially those who have not been vaccinated.
3. What is Delta Plus virus?
Delta Plus virus or B.1: 1.617.2.1 or IAY1 (1AY.) Is considered as a subtype of Delta virus. The Delta Plus mutation allows the virus to better attach to lung cells and potentially escape the vaccine. The virus was also first identified as a worrying virus in India. However, more information is needed to determine the true rate of spread and the effect of this new species on disease outcome.
4. Does the number of people infected with the corona delta virus in an area accelerate its spread?
The answer to this question depends on where you live and the number of people who have been vaccinated in that area. If fragmented vaccination is performed so that some areas are fully vaccinated and some areas are 20% vaccinated, the virus is allowed to spread from poorly vaccinated areas to other areas.
In some cases, poorly vaccinated cities are among the most vaccinated cities, causing the virus to remain within the city limits and cause a local outbreak. As a result, the epidemic is different from what we have seen before and is seen in sensitive areas of the country.
5. Is the vaccine alone enough to fight the delta virus?
According to the World Health Organization, even if you have been vaccinated and you are in a crowded environment where most people do not get vaccinated, be sure to wear a mask and observe social distance. If you have not been vaccinated, be sure to get vaccinated as soon as it is your turn to get the vaccine.
How familiar are you with the Corona virus and its delta type? خود Have you or anyone around you ever been infected with the Corona virus? What methods do you use to prevent or treat which coronary drugs? If you wish, you can share your experience or comments with us in the “Post a Comment” section. Also, due to the increasing prevalence of delta virus in the country, we suggest that you send this article to your loved ones through social networks so that they become more familiar with this virus and follow more hygienic procedures.