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Yucatán free of the ‘Pirola’ variant of COVID-19 

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The winter season is an important time for a considerable increase in COVID-19 cases to be detected in the country and the State of Yucatan is no exception.

With the arrival of the winter season in Mexico, a new variant of COVID-19 has emerged. According to federal authorities and health personnel, it is warned that the subvariant known as ‘ Pirola ‘ could experience an increase in virus infections during the end-of-year festivities, although so far no case has been reported in Yucatan.

On December 11, the first case in Mexico of this subvariant was detected in a 44-year-old woman in Mexico City, recognized as part of the National Epidemiological Surveillance System, the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference ( InDRE ), in conjunction with the National Institute of Genomic Medicine (Inmegen), both of the Ministry of Health.

Doctor-researcher David Canché Durán said that this variant presents unusual infection characteristics that had not been previously observed in the SARS-CoV-2 lineage, “Pirola has been active for 5 months, what we know is that it started this variant in Europe and Israel where the first cases were recorded and a higher incidence had been expected between September and October, but now due to the cold its contagion is more likely, especially due to the season in which people from other countries come and go and more than anything Due to the genetic change it has, immunologically we are defenseless against its arrival.”

But what are the symptoms of this new subvariant? “It brings the same symptoms that we know, headache, fever for 5 days, difficult to control, body pain, and cough, but here the main thing is that you are getting sick.” to people over 65 years of age and children under 5 years of age and is sending them to intensive care because they begin to experience respiratory problems and pneumonia due to COVID, that is the difference with the new variants,” the doctor concluded.

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