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New Covid variant ‘Hellhound’ 10 percent more contagious

New Covid variant 'Hellhound'

A new Covid variant named ´Hellhound´ is 10% more contagious than previous mutations, according to a researcher from the University of Basel in Switzerland.

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the virus has metamorphiz¡sed through several variants that have, to a greater or lesser extent, undermined the full recovery of several countries.

Several alterations of the coronavirus have become known over time, the latest of which has been given the curious name of ‘Hellhound’.

The origin of this nickname, which has emerged on social networks, is due to the experts’ forecasts about this variant. That is why some users have baptized it as ‘hellhound’, referring to the pet of Hades, the god of Greek mythology who guards the gates of the underworld.

Symptoms of this new BQ.1 ‘Hellhound’ variant and its subvariants produce the following health problems: Sore throat, Cough, General malaise, Aphonia, Diarrhea, Runny nose

A researcher at the University of Basel in Switzerland, Cornelius Roemer, warned on Twitter that B.Q.1.1.1, linked to the omicron variant, will be in the majority at the end of November and beginning of December 2022.

According to the data provided by the professor, it looks like it could be 10 percent more contagious, all in addition to the fact that respiratory infections and viruses are on the rise in autumn.

Spanish health minister, Carolina Darias, said, “It is estimated that they could be the dominant ones from the end of this month or the beginning of December. They are growing at a rapid pace in several European countries.”

According to the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC), this variant is expected to exceed 50 percent in Europe in the coming weeks.

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