According to a recent study conducted by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, XBB.1.5 is the most transmissible form of COVID-19 that has been identified to date. It may also be more likely to infect people who have been vaccinated or who have had COVID-19 in the past.
The study also stated that they do not yet know whether XBB.1.5 may cause more severe disease. The best way to prevent hospitalization and death from COVID-19, including these new variants, is still to get the vaccine, including the updated booster.
The best way to prevent hospitalization and death from COVID-19, including these new variants, is still to get vaccinated and get the most recent booster.
The Omicron XBB variant, a recombinant of the Omicron COVID-19 BA.2.10.1 and BA.2.75 subvariants, has been related to the XBB.1.5 COVID-19 strain. The most recent COVID variant, XBB.1.5, is wreaking havoc all over the world.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that 38 nations have reported cases of XBB.1.5, with the United States reporting 82%, the United Kingdom reporting 8%, and Denmark reporting 2%. The variant is more likely to infect people who have already been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a new study.
The subvariant is currently spreading in the United States at a rate that is 12.5% faster than that of other variants, as stated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).