The Delta variant is highly contagious, even more so than the previous variants. Some data suggest that it might cause a worse illness in unvaccinated people because of its increased infectivity and severity. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms (coughing) to severe illness (nausea). Anyone can experience these diverse sets of symptoms – from people who are exposed for just two days up until fourteen. Unfortunately, recent research found that the Delta variant grows more rapidly – and to much greater levels – in the respiratory tract.
People who have been vaccinated typically do not show any symptoms when they contract it. However, if a vaccinated person does get sick from Delta, their cold-like illness would resemble that of having a regular common cold – such as fever and headache with an added loss in smell senses.
Signs and symptoms
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Recent research found that the Delta variant grows more rapidly – and to much greater levels – in the respiratory tract. Information about the characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging so it’s essential to stay on top of ways to protect yourself. At Rochester Medical Group, we care about the health of your family! We are doing what we can to make healthcare a little easier for people with a busy schedules. Our physicians are quickly able to diagnose and treat common illnesses and minor injuries to help you get better, faster. We are here to meet the urgent medical care needs of Rochester Hills, Rochester, Troy, and the surrounding communities. Call us today at (248) 844-6000