A new strain of Coronavirus, named Deltacron, has recently been discovered in certain parts of India. Unlike other strains of the virus, this one reportedly kills the patient before the first signs and symptoms of the disease appear, leaving doctors to identify it through genetic sequencing rather than observed symptoms and illness.
This deadliness is concerning to many people, but experts say there's no need to worry. Read on to learn more about Deltacron and why it may be wise to wait until more is known about this new strain before panicking over it.
What is Deltacron?
Deltron is a virus responsible for causing acute respiratory illness. It is transmitted through droplets and occurs when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. This particular strain of Deltacron is an H5N1 variant that has been found in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. This virus may be on its way to acquiring properties of flu viruses we have already seen circulating globally in human populations.
What are the symptoms?
- Sore throat
- Muscle aches
- Running nose
Most people who contract Deltacron will not experience severe symptoms.
What is being done to contain it?
The World Health Organization has issued a travel advisory for Nepal, Bangladesh, and India, urging travelers to take precautions against contracting Deltacron.
Deltacron is a rare, new coronavirus first reported by researchers in India. Because Deltacron is so rare, most doctors are unfamiliar with it, which could lead to mistakes. Fortunately, there is little cause for concern. In fact, experts say you shouldn't worry about Deltacron at all—and if you do contract it, you should know what to expect and how long you can expect it to last.
How concerned should we be?
Delta and Omicron are two coronaviruses that cause acute respiratory illnesses in human beings. The new variant was dubbed Deltacron because it contains genetic material from both viruses. It is noteworthy because it is particularly infectious when mixed with another new variant called Covid; researchers found that Deltacron easily latches onto Covid and its transmission rate is especially high.
Although Deltacron cases have increased due to a rise in international travel and trade, experts say we shouldn't panic about it. If anything, cases increase because more people are getting tested for Deltron.
But if you're worried about contracting it from someone else, don't be—it spreads through droplets of bodily fluids that can live on surfaces for up to five days.
If you or your loved ones begin showing symptoms, rest assured that Deltacron is self-treatable. The only way to prevent catching it is by washing your hands frequently and avoiding contact with others who may be infected.
Ways to deal with fear and mentally prepare yourself due to Deltacron
The World Health Organization closely monitors Deltacron cases, with health experts predicting no imminent threat to humanity. Deltron (Covid) has demonstrated a significant reduction in mortality rates among patients, and there have been no reported instances of Indian mortality from Deltacron-infected individuals.
If you are concerned about contracting the Covid Deltacron variant, please consult your physician for more information on protecting yourself and your family from infection. If you're anxious about Deltacron, a few different tactics can help.
Meditating and/or deep breathing
Exercising daily and getting enough sleep are great ways to stay healthy and mentally prepared. Also, make sure to take things one day at a time--and don't forget that anxiety is temporary! And remember—there are ways to deal with fear and mentally prepare yourself due to Deltron.
It's always best to get information from reputable sources. Be careful not to spread misinformation or become so worried that it interferes with your life (when worry becomes an unhealthy obsession). Consult your doctor if you have any concerns or questions about Deltron.
Try to stay positive
Remember that you're not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been keeping track of Deltacron cases in India, so it's clear that others are dealing with it too! And if you have a friend or family member who is also worried about Deltacron, consider talking to them about your experience—it can be very helpful to know that you're not alone!
Related: Take care of emotional well-being during Covid times
Lastly, Acknowledge your fear
Don't let it control you. It's normal to be afraid of Deltacron—it's a serious disease that can be deadly!