New Delhi. Corona cases are increasing continuously in the country. However, due to most of the patients having mild symptoms, it is considered to be much more contagious but less dangerous than delta etc. This time, most of the corona infected are showing symptoms like cold, cough, cold, runny nose, headache, body ache. Although these symptoms have been exposed to people during the common or seasonal cold in the past, but experts say that due to the infection of SARS-CoV-2 and the vaccination done to avoid it, people have been exposed to normal symptoms. There has been a reduction in cold and flu. Ever since the corona vaccination has been done, many times a year, patients suffering from seasonal cold have got relief.
Banaras Hindu University Head of the Department of Molecular Biology Unit at K Institute of Medical Sciences and Renowned virologist Professor Sunit Kumar Singh In the conversation with News 18 Hindi, we tell that when we talk about common cough, cold or flu-like symptoms, it is not only the influenza flu virus responsible for this. Rather for this these two types of alpha corona virus NL-63 (NL-63), 229-e (229-e) and beta corona virus also these two species OC-43 (OC-43) and HKU-1 are those corona viruses that have been infecting the population since time immemorial. Because of these, people also get the same symptoms of cold, cough, cold that come due to influenza flu.
If we put it in simple words, it is not that the corona virus has come for the first time in the world and people are being affected by it, but it has been present for decades. Till now, we have been taking all the diseases like cold, cough, cold from these four species of alpha and beta corona virus. Apart from these, SARS came to China in 2003 due to other types of beta corona virus, while due to this beta virus, another disease came, and the third one has come in today’s date, SARS Kovi-2, which we are all facing. Huh.
Vaccination reduced common cold, cold
Dr. Sunit says that the most important thing is that people who have got Kovid vaccination or any of whom have got corona infection naturally, then during vaccination or infection which antibodies in our body. There have been some cross reactive antibodies in them. In such a situation, these cross reactive antibodies have helped a lot in controlling the corona virus which was responsible for the symptoms of cold. This is the reason why people are no longer exposed to the symptoms of cold, cough and cold or flu in that number, as they used to normally come before when the weather changes or catches a cold.
However, the point to be noted here is that corona vaccination has given relief in reducing the infection caused by only four types of alpha or beta corona virus. The corona vaccine has controlled the spread of infection caused by these species of corona virus. It does not mean the common cold caused by Influenza Flu. The seasonal common cold caused by the flu can be.
At this time there is a possibility of cold-cold ie Omicron, people should not be confused
Dr. Sunit says that different from the alpha corona virus, at this time the new variant of the corona virus, Omicron, is spreading very fast. The special thing is that in this also people are experiencing the same symptoms which have been seen in common cold caused by influenza flu or alpha or beta corona virus. In such a situation, when these symptoms occur, it is not right to understand that they are due to alpha or beta or may be due to flu. It is possible that this is a symptom of Omicron infection. In such a situation, if someone has a headache, sneezing, runny nose, cough or sore throat, fever or shortness of breath or shortness of breath, then it is the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 or Omicron infection. There may also be symptoms of In such a situation, it is very important to get RTPCR test done when these symptoms come to the fore and feel discomfort. Along with this, after these symptoms, you should isolate yourself from other people. On the other hand, if there is fever or shortness of breath, instead of panic, it is necessary to contact the doctor immediately.
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