India has now reported a new type of virus in people who have already suffered COVID-19. As the world prepares itself against the new and emerging Delta Plus strain of the coronavirus.
Delhi’s Ganga Ram Hospital has reported five cases of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) in Covid patients, the hospital reported in a written statement said “This is the first report from India of five cases of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) related rectal bleeding in Covid immunocompetent patients”
The virus already caused one fatality and as per the hospital, this is diagnosed in patients 20-30 days after they test positive for Covid-19.
As per the National Health Service (NHS) of the UK, Cytomegalovirus or CMV is related to the herpes virus that causes cold sores and chickenpox. Once contracted, the virus stays in the body for lifelong.
CMV is also a transmissible disease and is spread to others when they come in contact with someone who has the disease. This can be spread through sexual contact or bodily fluids, such as urine, blood, saliva, tears, and feces.