The Spreading Rapidly New COVID-19 Subvariant XBB Relates to a 'New Class' of Omicron

Omicron sub variants BA.4 and BA.5 have dominated COVID-19 cases in the United States over the past few months and is receiving a lot of attention. 

It goes by the name of XBB, or Gryphon, and there's a chance it will surpass all other systems.

What exactly is the XBB COVID variant?

Thomas Russo, M.D., professor and chief of infectious disease at the University at Buffalo in New York, said

said, that XBB is one of the "new class" of Omicron variations that are currently spreading quickly. He lists these as BQ.1.1, BQ.1, BQ.1.3, BA.2.3.20, and XBB.

What is symptoms of XBB variant?

The following are some examples, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):·

Fever or chills,Cough,Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,Fatigue etc

According to Dr. Schaffner, the emergence of XBB and related variations is causing "some concern.

It's critical to keep an eye on what transpires over the coming weeks, he asserts.

The XBB sub variant has how much contagion?

XBB is regarded as being extremely contagious, just like other Omicron strains.

According to Singapore's Ministry of Health, the variant currently accounts for 54% of COVID-19 cases there, up from 22% the week prior.