As the uptrend approaches, “Mor Manoon” warns to keep an eye on the COVID-19 XBB.1.5 strain that has spread in Thailand.

January 26, 2023 Dr. Manoon Leechawengwong or “Doctor Manoon” Vichaiyut Hospital respiratory specialist Post a message on the Facebook page, Doctor Manoon Leechawengwong FC, stating the situation.COVID-19 in that Thailand

Currently, the spread of the COVID virus in Thailand is in a downward trend. The number of infected and seriously ill people has dropped significantly. believe it will return to be soonupagain because of the new coronavirusXBB.1.5 strain It will come to Thailand from people traveling from western countries sooner or later.

Doctor Manoon Keep stating that The subspecies COVID-XBB.1.5 evolved from XBB, which was first identified in India in August 2022. XBB is a hybrid of the COVID-19 strains BA.2.10.1 and BA.2.75.

XBB has a mutation that enables it to overcome the body’s immunity. and the XBB.1.5 substrate had a mutation in the spiny protein F486P, which showed enhanced cell adhesion ability. making it 5 times easier to spread than other oomikron species

XBB.1.5 is currently number 1 in the US. Variants BQ.1.1 and BQ.1 have been superseded.

Dr Manoon further revealed that the currently spreading COVID virus in Thailand is the BA.2.75 strain, not the XBB.1.5 strain yet. It does not make people sicker than other types of Omicron XBB.1.5 is easy to connect to each other. People who have never been infected with COVID will eventually become infected with this new strain.

In addition, people who received the full dose of the vaccine andstimulator needleAlready or once infected, you can still get this infection because XBB.1.5 is better at avoiding immunity than other strains. But most people, if they receive the booster vaccine or have been infected before, will not get very sick. Immunosuppression can bypass the ineffective Evusheld immunosuppressive therapy, but the antiretroviral drugs remdesivir, paxlovid, and molnupiravir still work.

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