How Symptoms Of New Covid Strains Different From Original On
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Amid cases of new variants of mutated SARS-CoV-2 emerging in India, it has become important to understand how the symptoms of different new variants vary from the original one. According to new studies, the UK variant or the Kent variant -- B.1.1.7 -- spreads more easily and quickly than other variants.

Health experts have cited that those who test positive for the variant are more likely to report persistent cough, tiredness, muscle aches, sore throat, and fever compared to those who have the original strain. In South Africa, another variant called B.1.351 emerged independently of B.1.1.7.

A variant called P.1 emerged that was first identified in travellers from Brazil, who were tested during routine screening at an airport in Japan, in early January. This variant contains a set of additional mutations that may affect its ability to be recognised by antibodies.

According to various reports, the three variants carry the same genetic mutation - E484K - that allows it to evade the immune defenses in the body, leading to infection. However, the mutated variants are comparatively new and under the radar by various health experts and scientists, so, it may take a while for us to know the exact symptoms of these variants.

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