The delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, which fueled the fear of the pandemic again, has come to the fore with many tick-specific features before. Influencing young people more and not causing many of the familiar symptoms of COVID-19 were some of them. A new feature of the variant, which caused an increase in cases due to its more contagious nature, was brought up by an American doctor.

Diyarbakir Gazi Yaşargil Training and Research Hospital Anesthesiology and Reanimation Clinic Responsible Assoc. Dr. Hakan Akelma, delta variant can lead to fatal consequences, especially in pregnant women. stated. Making this statement based on the increase in the loss of pregnant women in the hospital where he works, Akelma stated that although the result is not always death, the situation of pregnant women who contract COVID-19 deteriorated in a short time.

Delta variant affects more pregnant individuals

Speaking about the course of the coronavirus in Diyarbakır, Assoc. Dr. Hakan Akelma stated that there has been a great increase in cases due to the spreading power of the delta variant. Expressing that the low vaccination rates in the region had a great effect on this, Akelma said that the number of cases the hospital saw. stated that there was a peak this month.

Emphasizing that especially those who were not vaccinated directly applied to the hospital after contracting the virus, the specialist also talked about the profile of the patients whose condition deteriorated rapidly. Expressing that pregnant women who applied to the hospital due to COVID-19 have a very high probability and speed of getting worse, Akelma continued her explanations as follows:

“Pregnant patients cannot use a lot of coronavirus drugs, the disease progresses very quickly and fatally. We have a lot of pregnancy loss due to the fatal course of the delta variant, so vaccination of pregnant women is an important issue. Delta variant spreads very quickly in pregnant women. We have lost 6 pregnant women in two months. Currently, a pregnant patient is in our intensive care unit. He is also intubated and his general condition is very poor. Unlike normal people, we see a very rapid and aggressive course in pregnant patients. “

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