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Getting to Know the COVID-19 Delta Variant

Getting to Know the COVID-19 Delta Variant

COVID-19 continues to be a serious concern, even if vaccines have already been distributed throughout the United States and in many other countries. By now, providers of skilled nursing services in Texas are already aware of the existence of the Delta variant of the COVID-19.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Delta variant first emerged in India in December last year. It started spreading out together with the Alpha variant, which was discovered in South Africa and the United Kingdom. Both had been tagged as deadlier versions of the original strain that first spread out from Wuhan, China late in December 2019.

What symptoms does the Delta variant cause? Some reports indicate that it shares symptoms with the original strain, which manifests in severe cough, fever, sore throat, and headaches. Symptoms similar to pneumonia and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)also appear in cases of severe illness.

However, some reports also indicate differences in symptoms between the Delta variant and the original strain. The CDC said that some cases do not have the loss of smell and taste common to the original strain. However, fever and coughs are more common in people infected with the Delta variant.

What experts know, however, is that the Delta variant is more contagious than both the original and the Alpha strains. This is why, if you’re providing services for home health care in Garland, Texas, you must take extra care to protect yourself and your client as well.

If you’re looking for skilled nursing services in Texas, we at Covenant Home Health are more than ready to help you with your concerns.

Call us now! We also offer physical therapy and other related services to interested clients.

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