The XBB.1.5 strain of COVID is the strongest. Keep an eye on Thailand or not. Dr Thira drew attention to the fact that the main proportion of species varies according to the number of people traveling from that region.
latest covid 19There are many subspecies mutations. At the moment, there are species that must be kept an eye on.
Professor Dr. Teera Worathanarat (MD Teera), Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine Posted a message via Facebook “Thira Woratanarat (Papa Mee Keen)” with a message stating
Update the situation of virus strains
The GITHUB report summarizes the virus strain situation worldwide as of January 19th.
he concluded that XBB.1.5 Classified as the strongest virus strain (viral fitness) in the current epidemic.
Although it currently occupies the majority in the eastern United States.
But XBB.1.5 is expected to be a mainstream strain in the US by mid-February.
While in Europe, it was still found in a small proportion of around 5% during the first week of this year.
But with an average doubling time of around 10 days
Dr said. Theera, if it continues, XBB.1.5 will become the main species since the end of February.
However, XBB.1.5 may not be the only one to dominate the cases. but must also compete with other species in each area Therefore, it is unlikely to see the general picture of the cases being dominated by one XBB.1.5.
other species The most common in all areas are XBF in Australia,
CH.1.1 in New Zealand and the UK, as well as BQ.1* + S:346T + S:144- in Denmark, France and the UK.
If assessing the situation in Thailand The trend will be a variety of types of soup.
Because the main factor comes from international tourism which has many tourists coming in in recent months.
The dominant proportion of species varies according to the number of people traveling from that region.