What you need to know:
According to some national media, the first case of the JN1 variant of COVID-19 was reported in CDMX.
In recent days, national media have reported that the first case of the JN1 variant of COVID-19 in CDMX, so here we want to tell you everything we know about it, the symptoms it causes and how quickly it is transmitted.
What is the JN1 variant of COVID-19?
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the COVID-19 virus has constantly changed since it was first reported, allowing it to new variants originate that are transmitted more quickly and efficiently, such as JN1.
Yes, according to US health authorities, this new variant represents more or less between 15 and 29% of cases in gabacho until December 8, 2023.
Furthermore, they consider that cases of the JN1 variant will continue to increase as a proportion of the SARS-CoV-2 genomic sequences. In fact, it is currently the fastest growing variant in the United States.
For now, gringo experts indicate that the JN1 variant is closely related to the BA.2.86 variantwhich the CDC has been tracking since August 2023.
How transmissible is this variant?
The United States health authorities explain that the data they have suggests that the JN1 variant of COVID-19 is more transmissible or better at evading our immune system.
Eye! This does not mean that it is of greater risk to people’s health. compared to other variants circulating as well. Or at least, so far, they have no evidence of it.
For this same reason, Updated COVID-19 vaccines expected to increase protection against this new variant, just as they do with others. As well as the tests and treatments that currently exist.
What are your symptoms?
The United States CDC assures that for now They do not know if this JN1 variant of COVID-19 produces different symptoms to those of other variants, but they explain that in general, These tend to be the same..
“The types of symptoms and their severity usually depend more on a person’s immunity and general health than on the variant causing the infection”, reads in his report.
The only worrying thing is the rapid increase in cases of the JN1 variant compared to others, which could cause a gradual increase in infections throughout the world.
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