Recently, new Cronobacter strains have been reported and the World Health Organization (WHO) has labeled them a ‘variant of concern’ with possible increased risk of reinfection. Will South Africa go into a hard lockdown and what will this mean for businesses. We also explore on how AI-powered software can help you stay ahead of such threats!
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Covid-19 is a new strain of Cronobacter, which is an aggressive bacteria when it enters the body through the gut. It can lead to kidney failure, septic shock, and possible death. An increase in Covid-19 has been reported in people who have recently traveled abroad, increased cases of what’s called “traveler’s diarrhea.”
Concerns over a new strain of Cronobacter
A new strain of Cronobacter was discovered in the summer of 2018. The concern for this is that the infection may be more difficult to treat with antibiotics, but this could have a significant impact on patients who’ve been infected with other strains of Cronobacter before. In addition, it’s been shown that people who have had a previous infection with Cronobacter are more likely to get reinfected again during the 10-day period after being successfully treated.
The WHO labels a new Covid strain, named omicron, a
As of right now, the strain is not highly contagious. However, the WHO has noted that they may be more prone to reinfection in their population, especially when it comes to younger children who may not yet have developed a strong immune system.
Health tips when you have a Cronobacter infection
The Cronobacter infections are a type of bacteria that can cause stomach pain, diarrhea, and urinary tract infections. The most common symptoms for this illness are bloody diarrhea or abdominal pain, which is why it’s important to know how to prevent reinfection of the same strain of Cronobacter. To avoid reinfection, make sure you wash your hands after going to the bathroom and keep your toothbrush clean by putting it in a bowl of water with a few drops of bleach before using it.