The XBB Variant Covid has arrived in Indonesia, here are the symptoms!

16 November 2022

The emergence of various new Covid variants, including the XBB variant, is again troubling people in the world.

The emergence of the XBB variant certainly makes various sectors start to be wary, will this new variant be as dangerous as its predecessor variant?

You certainly remember how the delta variant created a devastating wave of covid in the world, including in Indonesia, in the middle of 2021. Not to mention the emergence of the omicron variant in 2022, which is said to have a higher transmission speed than the delta variant. These things make the government and society have to learn better to prevent the big waves from happening again.

We all have to know the XBB variant better to be able to make the right anticipation. What is the XBB variant like and how dangerous is the new variant. See the explanation in this article.

What is the XBB variant of covid?

The XBB variant is actually not quite right if it is called a new variant, but is a new subvariant. The XBB variant of Covid is one of the subvariants of Omicron. Omicron itself turns out to have quite a lot of subvariants, such as BQ.1, BQ.1.1, BQ.1.3, BA.2.3.20, XBB, and so on. The XBB variant is a union between two BA.2 subvariants in the omicron variant.

Currently, the XBB variant has spread to various countries around the world. Singapore is one of the countries that has recently become the talk of the town because of the many XBB variants found there. You may also have heard that Singapore is experiencing a sizable wave of COVID-19 in recent months.

Meanwhile in Indonesia, on (10/22) the Ministry of Health has released a statement that one case of Covid XBB has been detected in Indonesia. This variant was detected in a 29-year-old woman who had just returned from Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. This case is confirmed to be a local transmission or transmission.

Patients with the XBB variant of covid are even known to have a 30% lower hospitalization rate than the omicron variant of covid. However, the spread that happened was very fast. It remains a task for the government and the entire community because even a rapid spread can be dangerous if not handled quickly.

Symptoms of the XBB variant of covid

In general, the symptoms of the XBB variant of covid are not much different from its predecessor variants. The symptoms of Covid are known to be not very clear and resemble many other diseases. The following are some of the symptoms that can occur if you are infected with the XBB variant of covid.

• Cough

• Fever

• Hard to breathe

• Fatigue

• Pain in joints and muscles

• Sore throat

• Headache

• Loss of sense of smell

• Loss of sense of taste

• Diarrhea

• Nausea

• Vomit

Actually there are still many symptoms that can occur when you are suffered from the XBB variant of covid. If you experience the above symptoms, get tested immediately to find out if you are infected with Covid. If you experience one or two symptoms of cough, shortness of breath, fever, loss of sense of smell, and taste, then those are typical symptoms of COVID.

That's a glimpse of information about the XBB variant of covid that still needs to be watched out for. The emergence of various new variants is inevitable. It's time for people to tighten their belts again - and increasingly comply with health protocols to avoid the risk of corona virus infection.

To avoid the risk of infection with the Covid-19 virus and its sub variants, it is recommended that you continue to strengthen your immune system. Remember, immunity is the main weapon in preventing disease.

Optimize your immune system by adopting a healthy diet that starts with eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, and getting enough rest. Also, practice a healthy lifestyle by regularly taking a multivitamin that contains 9 vitamins and 7 minerals.


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