Omicron 6 times more transmissible than Delta variant; Check out the symptoms and all details

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: November 29, 2021 01:52 PM2021-11-29T13:52:52+5:302021-11-29T13:52:52+5:30

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The whole world is worried about the new 'Omicron' variant of the corona virus. The variant found in Africa has alerted countries around the world. Many countries, including the United States and Britain, have begun closing their borders again.

The World Health Organization has expressed concern about the Omicron variant. Monoclonal antibody therapy has no effect on this variant. Important information has come to light about the exact danger of this variant and its symptoms.

Omicron patients have been found in some countries, including South Africa. According to initial reports, Omicron is six times more powerful than Delta. The Delta variant was the second wave of corona in India. When this wave reached its peak, more than 4 lakh patients were registered every day.

The Omicron variant is more contagious than its predecessor and could weaken the immune system produced by vaccination, the New York Times reported. Monoclonal antibody therapy was found to be useful against the Delta variant. But against Delta Plus, it turned out to be useless. The same is true of the Omicron variant.

So far, very mild symptoms have been reported in patients with Omicron, Dr. Angelique Coetzee said. The Omicron variant has been discovered by Dr. Angelique Coetzee.

Coetzee said the symptoms of Omicron were first noticed in a 30-year-old man. He was feeling very tired. He had some headaches. The whole body was in pain, Coetzee said.

Previously, patients with covid had a sore throat. However, they didn't felt the problem when they were infected with Omicron. These patients were suffering from cough. Also they did not felt any taste in their mouth. However they could smell things, said Dr. Coetzee said.

These problems were found in some of the early patients who became infected with Omicron. However, Coetzee said that more and more patients need to be studied to know the exact symptoms of this variant. The patient examined by the doctor was infected with Omicron. The test revealed that his entire family was affected by the same variant.

Omicron, first discovered in Africa, has now penetrated many countries. New Omicron patients were found on Saturday in Germany, Italy, Belgium, Israel and Hong Kong.