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Albania no case of the Indian variant of the virus

Albania no case of the Indian variant of the virus

So far, no case with the Indian variant of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Albania. Experts from the Institute of Public Health say the epidemiological situation is being kept under control. There have been suspicions, but laboratory tests have not yet confirmed any positive cases.

"So far, from an epidemiological point of view, there are suspected cases, but there is no special signal in our country for the circulation of this mutation."

Recent studies have shown that the Indian or Delta variant of the virus has the fastest transmissibility. Experts say it is about 40% more transmissible than the British version of the virus, which itself is 50 to 100% more transmissible than the original version.

Meanwhile, in terms of symptoms, the Indian mutation of the virus is similar to seasonal viruses, which gives fever, chills, muscle aches, weak immunity, etc. But the symptoms can also be confusing:

"There are cases that do not present with fever and cough and are almost confused with seasonal viruses."

Scientists say the variant can be prevented from spreading through the anti-Covid vaccine, however there is no exact data on how much it can be prevented.

The Indian variant of the coronavirus has been confirmed in neighboring Northern Macedonia, while today in Kosovo the African variant of the virus caused by Covid was confirmed.

* Tiranapost.al.