Scientists have found that the Indian strain of the coronavirus, otherwise known as the "delta strain," is more contagious than other variations and is characterized by more severe symptoms, Bloomberg writes.
According to the publication, studies have shown that the new mutation causes symptoms that are not typically found in patients infected with other strains of the coronavirus. These symptoms are gangrene, hearing loss, severe digestive disorders, hair loss, and thrombosis.
The publication notes that the "delta strain" has already spread to the UK and Scotland.
The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts the spread of a more contagious Indian strain of the coronavirus in Europe.
A WHO spokesman emphasized that the virus was a source of concern for specialists, as it was more contagious.
The so-called Indian strain coronavirus was recorded on May 27 in Georgia. The so-called Indian strain was confirmed to 5 travelers entering Georgia.