The new Covid variant XE is very dangerous. It is highly contagious and can be fatal in many cases. Symptoms include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. The virus appears to be even more deadly than the original Covid virus.
People who are infected with Covid XE should seek medical attention immediately. There is no cure for this virus, so treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and supporting patients’ health. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential for preventing fatalities.
What is the disease severity of the XE variant?
“The severity of XE is still mild, but since there are so many people vaccinated now, we have to be cautious before we can claim this is what happens. It could be that the vaccine status just isn’t a reliable indicator here,” says Dr.
Symptoms of XE variant
“The symptoms reported with this virus variant remain the same as the Omega, like fatigue, lethargy, fever, headache, body pain and heart issues,” says Dr Charu Dutt Arora. She is a Consultant Physician and Infectious Disease Specialist at Medanta Hospital.
“So far, there is no evidence to say that the symptoms of XE variant are any different from others,” says Dr Rao. “Nonetheless, it’s still early in understanding the disease, so I wouldn’t be surprised if more variants come out of this.”
There are several different variants of the XE virus, and each one has its own unique set of symptoms. In general, though, most people who contract the XE virus will experience fever, chills, and body aches. More severe symptoms can develop in some cases, including chest pain, shortness of breath, and confusion. If you have any of these symptoms, it’s essential to see a doctor immediately.
Can the XE variant cause a fresh wave?
“We cannot accurately predict whether we are encountering a new wave of the pandemic. While it has had many variants, most of them were short-lived.”
The variant has been found in the UK since January 2022. However, it seems to be less severe than the original when found elsewhere. That might mean there’s less to worry about – people who were infected with the previous Omicron variant should still have enough antibodies circulating from their last infection, she says.
Effect of XE variant on children
There is a lot of debate surrounding using XE variants in children. Some parents swear by it, while others claim that it negatively affects their children. This is still an ongoing debate, and more research is needed to determine the long-term effects of using XE variants in children.