Four new strains of nCoV were discovered by Egypt, making the patient tired, debilitated, unstable, having respiratory problems, especially without causing fever.
Ayman al-Sayed Salem, Head of the Department of the Chest, Qasr al-Ainy Hospital, Cairo University, made the statement on January 2. Physical exhaustion also increases sleep patterns in patients infected with the new strain of nCoV, he said. In particular, these patients do not have fever, which is a common symptom of Covid-19.
This result was surveyed by the doctor based on the patient’s medical records during the second outbreak in Egypt and the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO).
According to Dr. Salem, the size of the nCoV determines the severity and complexity of your symptoms.
“Therefore, building the immune system is very important. We should drink plenty of water, get enough sleep,” he suggested.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, Egyptian treatment has been the use of plasma, antibodies, anti-inflammatory drugs.
Recently, the Anti-Covid-19 Scientific Committee of the Ministry of Health announced a new treatment regimen, after a better understanding of the viral strain variables. This is the fourth time the Department has updated the treatment regimen since the outbreak of the epidemic.
Some newly added drugs include antiviral, anti-malarial, antibiotics, and immunostimulating drugs. Doctors offer different treatment options for each patient based on the severity of the disease, Salem said.
The Egyptian Ministry of Health also requires a classification of cases, ensuring a quick recovery from 7 to 10 days.
Salem warned people to adhere to the medical instructions to prevent the virus, not to exacerbate the medical crisis.
As new nCoV strains emerge, spreading rapidly across the globe, Egypt is taking early steps against the epidemic. On January 3, the country approved China’s Sinopharm vaccine, which is expected to begin the vaccination plan at the end of January, according to Health Minister Hala Zayed. Earlier in early December, Egypt received the first batch of vaccine.
As of January 4, Egypt recorded 142,187 cases, at least 7,805 deaths, and was the fourth most affected country in Africa, after South Africa, Morocco and Tunisia.
British officials on December 14 announced the discovery of a new nCoV strain called B.1.1.7, with more than 20 mutations compared to the original version and 70% more infectious. The World Health Organization (WHO) says there is no evidence that B.1.1.7 is more fatal than previous strains.
Many countries have recorded cases of nCoV infection such as France, Canada, Sweden, Spain, Singapore, Korea … More than 50 countries have banned all flights or tightened control of passengers from the UK to limit inhibit the spread of this CoV strain.
At noon 2/1, Vietnam also recorded a case of two strains simultaneously causing rapid spread. The patient is an isolated entry-level case right after returning from the UK, so it is unlikely to infect the community, according to medical experts.
Le Hang (According to the Egypt Independent, Al Jazzera)