The SARS-CoV-2 virus has mutated rapidly, and several variants have been already identified and classified. According to the WHO classification, the Delta strain is a variant of concern (VOC), which means that it is necessary to stop its spreading. In the U.S, the Delta variant is accountable for more than 83% of daily cases, and scientists warn that this mutation also triggers s different symptomatology.
Mild Delta symptoms can be mistaken as allergies
Health providers have been dealing with all the different strains and their impact on our health. As they observe the different behaviours and the evolutions of each variant, it appears that some strains do not trigger the ‘traditional’ COVID symptoms. The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which originated in Wuhan in 2019, triggered symptoms such as coughing, fever, loss of taste and smell and shortness of breath. Apparently, the Delta strain, which originated in India in 2020, triggers different symptomatology. People infected with this variant who have experienced mild symptoms describe that they have experienced a stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat and congestion. Many people can easily mistake those symptoms for seasonal allergies, a common cold or just some sort of a virus their child brought from school.
Sneezing can be a sign you have been infected with the Delta strain
A study has linked frequent sneezing with the Delta strain. Although many would think they are sneezing due to common seasonal allergies, they might actually be infected with the Delta variant. The analysis also showed that vaccinated people infected with his strain had developed mild symptoms such as frequent sneezing than those unvaccinated, who developed more severe symptoms. The Delta strain is more contagious, and the number of daily cases in the U.S has surged tremendously, with an average of 107 143 in July.