After Delta and Omicron, now the new variant Deltacron has arrived. Some cases of DeltaCron have been reported from Britain, which has once again raised the concern of health experts and people.
New variants of corona virus are coming one after the other. After Delta and Omicron, now the new variant Deltacron has arrived. It is a hybrid strain made up of Delta and Omicron. Some cases of DeltaCron have been reported from Britain, which has once again raised the concern of health experts and people. However, the UK’s Health Security Agency (UKHSA) says that they are not worried about it right now because its cases are low.
Cases of DeltaCron are coming out from Britain
According to the information, experts of UKHSA do not even know how contagious or serious this new variant of corona is. They do not even know at the moment what are its symptoms and how effective the vaccine is against it. However, infectious disease specialist Professor Paul Hunter was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that this should not pose much of a threat, as antibodies against Delta and Omicron exist in the UK.
Deltacron is a hybrid variant of Delta and Omicron
If experts are to be believed, then this is a super super-mutant virus, whose scientific name is BA.1 + B.1.617.2. Experts have said that there is a hybrid strain made up of Delta and Omicron, which was first discovered by researchers in Cyprus last month. At that time, scientists considered it to be a technical mistake in the lab. But now cases are coming to the fore in Britain.
What did WHO say on DeltaCron?
The World Health Organization (WHO) had reported that it is possible for a person to be infected with different variants of SARS-CoV-2. There are many examples of this. People were infected with both influenza and Kovid-19 during this pandemic. WHO’s Maria Van Kerkhove tweeted last month that ‘don’t use words like deltacron’. These words indicate combination of virus/variant and this is not happening.