The Omicron variant is said to be mild so far However experts warn against undermining the new variant just yet Health officials continue to urge people to take all preventive measures so as to curb the spread of the virus ID: 907377 Download PresentationTags :
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most common symptoms of omicron variant
The four most common symptoms of the omicron variant are cough, fatigue, congestion and runny nose, according to a CDC analysis of the first 43 cases investigated in the U.S.Slide2
: One unusual sign of Omicron you should watch out forSlide3
01/5 : Do not undermine Omicron variant just yet
The Omicron variant is said to be mild so far. However, experts warn against undermining the new variant just yet. Health officials continue to urge people to take all preventive measures so as to curb the spread of the virus.Slide4
02/5 : Common symptoms associated with Omicron so far
Earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) had claimed that the newest variant of the SARS-CoV-2 may easily infect people who have either caught the virus earlier or been fully vaccinated. However, the global health agency stated that the disease will be 'milder' as compared to the Delta variant.Slide5
03/5 : The symptom that may come as a surprise
As we know, the novel
and its variants are highly unpredictable, not only in terms of virulence, but also of severity.
Apart from that, symptoms may also vary from person to person. Having said that, while fever, fatigue and throat pain could be common indicators of Omicron, according to the UK's ZOE
Symptom study app, “loss of appetite” could be among the non-classic symptoms reported by patients.
Explained: Why are fully vaccinated people with no travel history testing positive for Omicron
symptom data from positive cases recorded in study apps and compared it with data from early October when Delta was dominant. It was found that only 50% of people experienced the classic three symptoms i.e. fever, cough, or loss of sense of smell or taste. Loss of appetite was one of the unusual symptoms recorded in the analysis.
The app collects various data and works towards building and creating a symptoms profile for COVID-19 and its variants.
symptoms: Signs you most likely have Omicron and not regular coldSlide6
04/5 : What to do next?
The best way to determine whether or not one has contracted the virus is by getting an RT-PCR done. If in case you test positive, isolate yourself from others and continue monitoring your symptoms. Inform people you have come in close contact with of your condition and ask them to get themselves tested and to self-isolate too.Slide7
05/5 : How to prevent a COVID-19 infection
Getting yourself tested should be the first step after symptoms onset or if you have come in close contact with anyone infected.
However, why risk it if you can prevent it. That said, wear your masks regularly, maintain social distance, avoid meeting people at gatherings and parties and cancel all unnecessary travel plans for now.
COVID's Omicron variant is spreading like wildfire and it is in your hands to curb the spread.