COVID variant Pirola: Watch out for these unusual symptoms

COVID seemingly knows no end. Four years after the first coronavirus cases in China, the disease is still circulating and has spawned further mutations that have begun to spread. One of them can be recognized by unusual symptoms.

Covid variant Pirola
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Covid variant Pirola

The COVID variants Pirola (BA.2.86) as well as Eris (EG.5.1) are spreading faster and faster.Especially Pirola which seems to be even more easily transmissible than all other Corona mutations. And that's not the only thing that distinguishes BA.2.86 from the others - it also comes with unusual symptoms.

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Cold symptoms compared to COVID symptoms

In addition to the typical symptoms of aching limbs, sore throat, fever and increased sneezing, Pirola's headache in particular can be intense and help distinguish COVID from other flu-like illnesses.

In addition, unusual symptoms have also been documented over time that you should watch out for:

  • Red and sore fingers or toes
  • Diarrhea
  • Itchy and red eyes
  • Changes in the mouth or on the tongue (so-called COVID tongue), that is, swelling or ulcers
  • Skin rash
  • Hoarseness

Corona does not behave seasonally

Unlike influenza, which is more prevalent in the colder months, COVID is not seasonal and will continue to spread consistently, according to British experts. That's why it's important to pay attention to the symptoms.

If you suspect you have COVID, you should limit your contacts and take a test. If you do not want to take any risks, you can also get vaccinated or boosted in advance.

This article has been translated from Gentside DE

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