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5 things to know about new Covid variant BA2.86 aka Pirola

Published on Sep 01, 2023 12:23 PM IST
  • As Covid continues to evolve, vaccines are being updated to fight its new strains. BA2.86 has around 30 genetic changes from its parent Omicron variant. 
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BA 2.86 is said to be highly mutated and this strain has some new symptoms associated with it like rashes, eye redness, diarrhoea to name a few. Dr Charu Dutt Arora, Infectious Disease Specialist, Consultant Physician, AmeriHealth, Asian Hospital shared 5 important facts about this new Covid variant.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 01, 2023 12:23 PM IST

BA 2.86 is said to be highly mutated and this strain has some new symptoms associated with it like rashes, eye redness, diarrhoea to name a few. Dr Charu Dutt Arora, Infectious Disease Specialist, Consultant Physician, AmeriHealth, Asian Hospital shared 5 important facts about this new Covid variant.(Pixabay)

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Pirola or BA2.86 is one of the lineages of Omicron variant of Covid-19 virus.(Representative Image) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 01, 2023 12:23 PM IST

Pirola or BA2.86 is one of the lineages of Omicron variant of Covid-19 virus.(Representative Image)

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It is currently in the WHO list of 'variants under monitoring'.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 01, 2023 12:23 PM IST

It is currently in the WHO list of 'variants under monitoring'.(Pixabay)

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The cases of Pirola are in countries like Isreal, Denmark and US predominantly. The strain is quite virulent but the symptoms are mild.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 01, 2023 12:23 PM IST

The cases of Pirola are in countries like Isreal, Denmark and US predominantly. The strain is quite virulent but the symptoms are mild.(Pixabay)

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There are more than 30 spike protein mutations that differ it from XBB 1.5 variant of Omicron. This gives it the capacity to be immune evasive and highly transmissible.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 01, 2023 12:23 PM IST

There are more than 30 spike protein mutations that differ it from XBB 1.5 variant of Omicron. This gives it the capacity to be immune evasive and highly transmissible.(Pixabay)

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The symptoms of BA 2.86 or Pirola include runny or stuff nose, fever, fatigue, cough and sneezing. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 01, 2023 12:23 PM IST

The symptoms of BA 2.86 or Pirola include runny or stuff nose, fever, fatigue, cough and sneezing. (Shutterstock)

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