The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that the S gene is not present in the Omicron variant. The title of this report is ‘Classification of Omicron’. The WHO’s Technical Advisory Group for the Detection of Growth (TAG-VE) of SARS-CoV-2 reports that one out of three target genes are missing in RT-PCR. This test has become the biggest identity for this variant of Covid.
Finding the Missing S Jeans:
South Africa has already told about this mutation through its advanced laboratory technology. According to a Reuters report, in November 2019, Raquel Viana, South Africa’s largest private testing lab, extracted gene sequences from 8 coronavirus samples and was surprised to see the life cycle of this variant.
The sample was tested in the Lancet Laboratory. There had been a lot of mutation in it. The virus takes the form of a spike protein here. Through which he can easily enter the human cell.
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We have already learned about the Omicron variant:
According to a Business Insider report, research was going on in Africa at the time. At the same time some surprising things were reported during PCR Lab testing. Technicians were continuously working on the sample of Covid-19. It was observed that the new mutant does not contain the S gene. It does not mean that this test is negative. Here two other genes are increasing Covid-19.
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PCR test catches all types of Covid-19 virus. This test does not clear which mutant is in the sample. The Omicron variant was detected in a test in South Africa through a common brand of PCR lab test called the ThermoFisher Tech Path COVID-19 Combo Kit.
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What is S-Gene Target Failure (SGTF)?
ThermoFisher Scientific has clearly stated through its website that there have been 60 to 70 S-Gene mutations in Omicron variants. The first mutation has been observed in the alpha variant. In this variation the S gene is missing. Absence of S gene is not a Covid negative report. This is a new mutation of Covid-19 in which the S gene sequence is missing and everything else remains the same.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra State Government in India also started this test. He directed the RT-PCR lab to use this S-gene drop detection kit for the detection of Omicron. It is certain that the S gene is not present in the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
Symptoms of Omicron infection
The patients of Covid-19 in whom this variant has been seen, it was found that there is a lot of weakness in them. But they recover even without being hospitalized. Symptoms like sore throat, extreme tiredness, mild fever are seen in them. The senior of the Boston Health Care Center said that out of 19 cases today, 16 Omicron coronavirus variants have been detected. Whose symptoms were similar. It was also told that the reports of 19 people who are suffering from Omicron variant come as Covid-negative. At the same time, 16 people do not show any special symptoms and a few people have shown some symptoms.
Major symptoms of Omicron infection:
- sore throat, body ache, headache
- high fever
- persistent cough
- loss of taste and aroma
Like other strains of Covid-19, the Omicron variant can also be dangerous and can even cause death. Therefore, its proper treatment is necessary.
Disclaimer: This article is for general information only. It cannot in any way be a substitute for any medicine or treatment. Always contact your doctor for more details.