Omicron virus symptoms: Usual but Mild (How to prevent been infected)

Omicron virus symptoms: Usual but Mild (How to prevent been infected)

A South African doctor, Angelique Coetzee, to discover patients infected with the new COVID variant, Omicron, told The Telegraph that its symptoms are “unusual but mild.”

Dr Coetzee said she was first alerted to the possibility of a new variant when patients in her busy private practice in the capital Pretoria started to come in earlier this month suffering from coronavirus symptoms that did not make immediate sense.

The patients were young people suffering from intense fatigue and a six-year-old child with a very high pulse rate, she said.

However, she noted that none of them suffered from a loss of taste or smell.

“Their symptoms were so different and so mild from those I had treated before.”

Nov. 18, when four family members all tested positive for the virus with complete exhaustion, she informed the country’s vaccine advisory committee.

In total, she said around two dozen of her patients have tested positive for COVID-19 with symptoms of the new variant.

According to her, they were mostly healthy men who turned up “feeling so tired.”

She lastly indicated that about half of them did not receive the coronavirus vaccine.

Meanwhile, Nigeria on Wednesday joined the growing number of countries that have recorded the first cases of the Omicron variant also known as B.1.1.529 lineage.

Fresh News: Nigeria confirmed first case of Omicron variant

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this in a statement signed by the Director-General, Ifedayo Adetifa, on Wednesday morning.

The disease centre said the two cases of the variant were discovered through “genomic sequencing.”

The statement reads in part: “In line with the routine travel tests required of all international travellers and genomic sequencing at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control through its National Reference Laboratory, Abuja, confirms Nigeria’s first case of the Omicron variant.

“Genomic sequencing of positive cases from routine day two testing for travellers to Nigeria identified two cases of Omicron variant among travellers from South Africa who arrived in Nigeria last week.

“Retrospective sequencing of previously confirmed cases among travellers to Nigeria also identified the omicron variant among samples collected in October 2021.”

The development comes after Canada said it detected two cases of the variant from Nigerian travellers.

The NCDC said efforts are in top gear to strengthen surveillance in the country and curb its spread.

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Fresh News: Nigeria confirmed first case of Omicron variant

Fresh News: Nigeria confirmed first case of Omicron variant

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