Covid: Kraken variant could become dominant in the UK – symptoms

However, you might also experience more traditional signs like high temperature, new and continuous cough, and changes to taste or smell.

Kraken is considered the “most transmissible” strain

Covid XBB.1.5 has been labelled the “most transmissible” variant yet by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s COVID-19 technical lead, told a press conference last week: “It is the most transmissible sub-variant that has been detected yet.

“The reason for this is the mutations that are within… this sub-variant of Omicron, allowing this virus to adhere to the cell and replicate easily.

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