What does COVID-19 triple mutant strain means?

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Covid-19 triple mutant strain

Covid-19 triple mutant virus is the new variant of covid-19 virus strain recently found in India. It is also referred as “Bengal strain”as it is first detected in West Bengal, India. Scientifically, this strain is referred  as B.1.618.

This “Covid-19 triple mutant strain” is made up of three mutations of a virus then combined to form a new variant. These three mutations are:

  1. A deletion and two changes in spike protein
  2. Deletion of H146 and Y145
  3. Mutation in E484K and D614G in spike protein

Expert says this strain is highly infectious and changes it’s nature or structure based on the scale of transmission. In general, as Covid-19 triple mutant virus spreads then it will mutate more. This strain is highly transmissible and may escape certain immune barriers.

Since, this particular strain can escape immunity barriers and invade the immune system. The efficacy of Covid-19 vaccinate may be compromised.

So be sure to be highly cautious and follow the Covid-19 safety measures diligently.

Covid-19 safety measures

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Alternatively, use alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow when you sneeze or cough.
  • Maintain one-meter distance while interacting with others.
  • Regularly clean your phone, spectacles, wheelchair, crutch, hearing-aids, or other assistive devices.
  • Make sure you and your caregiver wash your hands before and after assistance.
  • If you are experiencing any respiratory symptoms like cough, fever etc then stay home.

If, you experience initial symptoms like cough, fever, and/ or breathlessness get medical guidance. Contact your local health department.

Symptoms of Covid-19

SymptomsCOVID-19Influenza
(Flu)
Cold
Dry coughFrequentFrequentOccasionally
FeverFrequentFrequentRare
Stuffy noseRareSometimesFrequent
Sore throatSometimesSometimesFrequent
Shortness of breathSometimesNot observedNot observed
HeadacheSometimesFrequentRare
Body achesSometimesFrequentFrequent
SneezingNot observedNot observedFrequent
ExhaustionSometimesFrequentSometimes
DiarrhoeaRareSometimesNot observed

Covid-19 diet plan

Boost your immunity naturally. You must include these food list to improve your immune system.

Covid-19 immunity booster diet

Vitamin/ MineralsFood sourcesFunction
Vit ASweet potatoes, carrots, red bell pepper, spinach, black-eye peas, mangoesHelps regulate our immune response
Vit B6Green vegetables, chickpeas, cold-water fish like tuna or salmonSupport mire efficient reactions between different parts of the immune systems
Vit CBroccoli, cantaloupe, oranges, kale, strawberries, Indian gooseberry, tomatoes, guavaProtect cells from oxidation stress, infections/ chronic inflammation
Vit ENuts, seeds, wheat germ, green leafy vegetables, avocadoHelps protect cells from oxidative stress
IronLentils, spinach, tofu, white beansAids in non-specific immunity, the body's first line of defense
ZincLean meats, seafood, milk, whole grains, beans, seeds and nuts.Important for wound healing

Make sure you eat a well-balanced diet everyday. Eat home cooked healthy meal full of vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, protein and anti-oxidants to boost your immune system and reduces the risk of chronic illnesses or infections.

While preparing food make sure you wash your hands before and after cooking/ eating.

Read about other interesting fruits

Acai berry        Ambarella         Avocado           Bael       Banana      Bilberry      Cocunut   

 Cantaloupe        Cashew apple      Dragon Fruit    Durian      Fig      Jack fruit   Jamun      

 Kiwi        Lychee      Malay apple     Mango        Mangosteen       Miracle fruit         Pomelo  

 Papaya     Passion fruit     Phalsa      Pineapple           Plum       Pomegranate       

Prickly pear      Quince       Rambutan           Roselle          Santol          Sapota       

Sea buckthorn       Sour Orange     Soursop           Sweet Lime         Star gooseberry 

Star Apple        Strawberry     Surinam Cherry          Sweet lime        Tamarind       Tomato 

Tree tomato      Wampi       Watermelon         Wood apple

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Allspice          Alfalfa       Ashwa

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