Ómicron: What are the symptoms of the new variant of the coronavirus and how dangerous is it?

During the last days, the detection of the variant Omicron of the COVID-19 It has again generated uncertainty at the world level, because according to the World Health Organization (who), this can be more dangerous than others as variations of the SARS-CoV-2 as the Delta.

Here we explain everything that is known about the variant Omicron, its origin, what symptom presents, if it is more dangerous what others and in what countries is present.

Omicron Variant: What is it?

According to the who, the variant Omicron of the Coronavirus was first detected in South Africa on November 24, and set off the alarms of the scientific community because the first data suggests that people who have already had COVID-19 could catch it again easier with it, so it was classified as’ from worry‘, such as Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta.

How dangerous is it?

In a first report, the who stated that they do not yet have enough data to check whether Omicron is more transmissible or causes a disease more severe than other variants of the SARS-CoV-2; However, they showed concern because it presents a large number of mutations compared to virus original from Wuhan.

That is why they are collaborating with scientists around the world to analyze the potential impact of new variant and if the vaccines they are effective against it.

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Presence of Ómicron in the world

Yes OK Omicron was detected in South Africa, at least ten more countries have already confirmed their presence in more than 30 people. Belgium, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Australia, Denmark, Botswana, Hong Kong, Czech Republic and Israel were the first to find cases of the variant.

It is because of that authorities from some countries of the European Union, Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and USA have restricted or prohibited travels coming from the south of Africa.

So far, in Mexico the authorities assured that no case of the new mutation of the virus; However, they announced that they will reinforce the epidemiological surveillance at airports to try to slow down their arrival in the country.

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What are the symptoms of Omicron?

According Angelique coetzee, the doctor who discovered Omicron, your symptoms are different from those of Delta and unusual for coronavirus, as there is no cough or loss of taste or smell; highlighted that there is headache, ‘itchy’ throat and fever mild, in some cases.

In the presence of Omicron, the who made a new call to society to maintain the protocols and sanitary measures to avoid contagion, such as the use of face mask, healthy distance, ventilate closed spaces and minimize exposure in concurred places; In addition, they urged world governments to accelerate the process of vaccination to stop the appearance of new mutations of the virus.

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