New Omicron Covid symptoms to watch out for that differ from other strains – .

New Omicron Covid symptoms to watch out for that differ from other strains – .

Covid experts have said the new Omicron variant may cause symptoms different from those of the original strain of coronavirus.
Health chiefs believe Omicron only causes “mild illness” for most people, but scientists around the world are in a rush to find new information about the new strain.

First discovered in South Africa, Omicron is spreading faster than covid-19 with growing concerns about the strain bypassing vaccines or causing more serious side effects.

People who test positive for the new strain have symptoms such as headache, runny nose, sore throat and sneezing.

A World Health Organization (WHO) official told Reuters news agency that most people do not get seriously ill, although they still could.

New Omicron variant of covid-19 has spread around the world since its discovery in South Africa

Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, one of WHO’s senior advisers, said: “In terms of the severity profile, we have seen reports of Omicron cases that range from mild illness to severe illness.

“There are indications that some of the patients have mild illness, but again, this is only the first few days. We currently have a surveillance bias with regard to detected cases.

“There is also a suggestion of an increase in hospitalizations in South Africa, but it could be the simple fact that we have more cases.

A runny nose is one symptom experts have warned about

“If you have more cases, you will have more hospitalizations. “

Dr Angelique Coetzee, President of the South African Medical Association, said the main Omicron symptoms to watch out for are:

She described a “very interesting case” of a six-year-old girl who had “a very high temperature and pulse”.

Meanwhile, a health director in Botswana said 16 of 19 people infected had no symptoms, while the other three had “very, very mild” illness, according to Mirror Online.

It comes as nine more cases of the Omicron variant have been discovered in England, bringing the total across the country to 22.

Cases have now been identified in the East Midlands, eastern England, London, the south-east and the north-west.

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Another case was identified in Scotland, bringing the total to 10.


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