June 4, 2023

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Here’s what we know about Omicron’s new subspecies of Centaurus that keeps India on its toes

The Corona virus He is more present in our lives than ever before. At the same time overall event Continued to increase, 1,135.30 cases per 100,000 population (last 14 days), rest of world New subtypes of Omicron They start making a dent in the population. Such is the situation in India, the alarm raised after recording in recent days BA.2.75 subsidiary line With a higher transfer speed than the current one, now nicknamed Centaurus.

This new sub-variant that has been going around in the Asian country for several weeks may be up Five times more infectious than Omicron, according to experts. Although most of the cases of this new variant are currently registered in India, the fact is that other countries such as Germany, Australia, Canada, USA, Japan, New Zealand or the United Kingdom have already warned of its presence. .

All that is known about the centaurus subgenus

Centaurus, a subspecies of Ómicron, was first identified by a virologist on June 30. Tom Peacock, from the Department of Infectious Diseases at Imperial College London. During his research, he explained that this new sub-line exists 45 mutations in common with BA.5 and 15 persons. In fact, eight of these are found in the spike protein, showing that Omicron BA.2.75 infects people who have already been vaccinated or are infected.

According to Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan World Health Organization (WHO), mutations in this variant “allow access to the body’s healthy cells, making it more infectious and raising fears that earlier immunity can be easily evaded.” However, they remember to know in advance whether it is a more dangerous variant than others from the creature.

At this time there is no data on the severity of the symptoms that Centaurus actually has, but the fact is that it is already reflected 20% of new infections in India It has an 18% growth advantage over other covid-19 subtypes. However, there was no evidence that the victims had any serious health problems.

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