Why is the new coronavirus subvariant called “hound of hell”?
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In Mexico 16 cases of contagion of the BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 subvariants have been reported, called “hound of hell” and have greater transmissibility compared to previous strains, up to 30% more.

According to experts, these will increase at the end of November and beginning of December.

Look: Mexico detects 16 cases of “Hound of Hell”, the new variant of the coronavirus

Why is the new covid subvariant called the Dog from Hell?

The origin of this nickname has emerged on social networks, some Internet users have named it “hound of hell”, referring to the pet of Hades, the god of Greek mythology and who guards the gates of the underworld.

The expert Cornelius Römer, a scientist at the University of Basel, warned in early October on his Twitter account that BQ.1.1 “will drive a wave of variants in Europe and North America before the end of November” and assures that it will be of the most contagious so far. Despite these words, there are still no statistics on how it will affect people.

Symptoms of the Hellhound variant

The symptoms of this new variant BQ.1 and its subvariants are:

Sore throat Cough General malaise Hoarseness Diarrhea Runny nose

According to health authorities, including the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases, the Mexican Social Security Institute, the Nuevo León State Public Health Laboratory, the Salvador Zubirán National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition, the National Institute of Medicine Genomics and the Yucatan Medical Research Unit, cases have been reported in Mexico City, Nuevo Leon, Baja California, the State of Mexico, Yucatan, and Chiapas.

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