Infectologist: New Covid Variants Causing Mild Symptoms


New Covid variants present in Hungary are no reason for concern because they are causing only mild symptoms despite being more contagious than previous variants, János Szlávik, chief infectologist at the South Pest Centrum Hospital, told public broadcaster M1 late on Tuesday.


Szlávik said the latest sub-variant spreading in Europe dubbed Kraken may also be present in Hungary but had not become dominant. In the case of the variants present in Hungary, three vaccinations can effectively prevent serious illness and the need for hospitalisation, he added. The flu virus is expected to spread more actively in Hungary in the months ahead, so children under 5, adults over 60, pregnant women and people suffering from chronic illnesses are advised to get vaccinated, he said.


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