These are new symptoms that could indicate a delta variant infection

Gastroenteritis, is it a sign of possible infection with the delta variant of Covid-19? While this particularly contagious mutation is now the majority in France, experts warn of symptoms that are different from other breeds and that can easily be confused with those of a simple cold, such as headaches, sore throats or a runny nose.

but that is not all. During their observations provided as part of the study Zoe Covid, a non-profit initiative launched in March 2020 that aims to identify patients’ symptoms, and researchers have also highlighted more unexpected disorders, such as Vomiting or diarrhea.

Is diarrhea a symptom of the delta variable?

As a result, the National Health Service (NHS), Britain’s public health authority, has recommended for a few days that the population be particularly attentive to the appearance of this type of stomach symptom, among other things.

A phenomenon also observed in France? If no official data has been reported on the subject, in recent days clinicians have alerted about the sudden increase in emergency room visits and calls to SOS physicians for acute gastroenteritis, especially in areas where the delta variant is most prevalent.

asked by Yahoo HealthDr. Clarice Odiger Valet, Head of the Covid Unit at Toulon Hospital Center (VAR), explains: “Unlike a runny nose or sore throat, we have indications of gastroenteritis, via calls to SOS doctors or emergency room visits. However, this is one of the first symptoms of Covid, which should be avoided. It is working to assess the circulation of the epidemic in the population”.

If you have a symptom, ‘you have to go and get tested’

“This is not gastroenteritis season. So if we have digestive issues, this should alert you to possible Covid contamination (…) you have to go and get tested”She continued before insisting on the importance of these symptoms.

“Since gastrointestinal disturbances are among the first signs of Covid, if we pay attention, it can save time on isolating the patient and thus reduce the number of infections.”

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