‘Delta’ Variant Could Be Causing Gangrene And Hearing Loss

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‘Delta’ Variant Could Be Causing Gangrene And Hearing Loss.

DOCTORS in India have alleged that the Delta variant of the coronavirus could be causing gangrene and hearing loss.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is still affecting the globe and the Delta variant from India has been identified in areas of Spain too. Doctors from India have now claimed that the Delta variant has been giving people both hearing loss and gangrene, something which previous strains of the potentially deadly virus had not been known to cause.

India has recently been swamped by the new variant which is known as either B1617.2 or ‘Delta’. Sadly, in spring the country saw millions of people battle this new strain and hospitals around the country saw people spilling out onto the streets.

According to scientists the Delta variant seems to be more infectious than other variants previously detected and medics now believe that it could also be more dangerous as well.

According to Bloomberg medics in India have seen coronavirus patients with both gangrene caused by blood clots and deafness.

So far in the UK though, even with tens of thousands of cases of the Delta variant having occurred there have been no reports of hearing loss or gangrene. These new issues allegedly linked to Delta variant could either be extremely rare or they may not actually be linked to the variant.

Speaking to Bloomberg, Dr Abdul Ghafur, an infectious disease expert at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai, commented on the new variant and explained that: ‘We need more scientific research to analyse if these newer clinical presentations are linked to B.1.617 or not.’

In recent Spanish Delta variant news, sadly, a confirmed case of the Indian or Delta variant has been detected in Spain’s Valencia.

The Health Department has detected and confirmed in Valencia’s Elche the first case of the Indian variant in the region. The Indian variant has now been renamed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The variant is now called – Delta.

According to Europa Press, sources from the health department headed by Ana Barceló were able to confirm that the person had recently visited Madrid.

It is believed that this patient is currently an isolated case. The Health Department is carefully monitoring the situation to ensure that the potentially deadly coronavirus Delta variant is not spread. The affected individual is said to be doing well.

This is the first case of the Delta variant detected in Spain’s Valencia region. Unfortunately, the variant has been detected elsewhere in Spain already.


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Alex Glenn

Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]