With the rapid increase in cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, recently South African experts revealed the symptoms that are seen in patients with the disease of Covid-19 due to this new variant. He has advised to know its symptoms and be careful. The B.1.1.529 variant was first reported to WHO from South Africa on 24 November 2021.
What do the symptoms of Omicron look like?
According to Dr. Angelique Coetzee, President of the South African Medical Association, its symptoms include excessive fatigue, mild muscle pain, sore throat and dry cough. Whereas in some cases only mild high fever can be seen. They have revealed that the patient is able to make a full recovery without the need for hospitalization. Let us inform that he has treated more than 30 Covid-19 patients with unfamiliar symptoms in the last 10 days. He has told that the symptoms of the patient are quite different from the delta variant.
The variant is affecting those below 40 years of age
Coetzee says the variant is affecting people in their 40s or younger. Of those showing symptoms of Omicron, about half have not been vaccinated. She says most people are complaining of severe fatigue for one to two days. Along with this, people are also feeling headache and body pain.
Take precautions to avoid Omicron
Experts are still insisting on vaccination to avoid Covid-19. He says that caution is still necessary to avoid the new strain. Maintain social distance. Wear a mask in crowded places. Make sure that there is good ventilation in crowded gathering places. In addition, there is still a need to regularly wash hands and surfaces.
The fear of Omicron variants has spread all over the world. Even after being vaccinated, experts are advising to recognize its symptoms and take precautions.