It’s been two years since the coronavirus came into our lives like an elephant in a china shop and one of the main symptoms to detect covid disease During these months it has been loss of taste and smell. But the new omicron variant has changed the rules of the game symptoms of covid are now different from the original strain and the delta variant and for this reason it is convenient to know the omicron variant symptoms to be in time to avoid infections when the first signs of covid disease appear. But, what are the symptoms of ommicron? Is this variant more aggressive than the others?
Omicron has up to 30 mutations, though their appearance is a natural process among viruses, as SARS-CoV-2 has shown in the last two years, although the “concern” of the experts is evident due to the thirty changes that are detected in their composition with respect to to cepa original de Wuhan.
What are the symptoms of the omicron variant?
The studies that have been launched in recent weeks on the Omicron variant symptoms conclude that this new strain can cause the following signs of covid-19:
- Irritation or sore throat.
- Runny nose.
- Fatigue or tiredness.
- low back pain.
- Night sweats.
- Muscle pains.
To these should be added conjunctivitis, sickness, hair loss Y fever, but the truth is that the loss of taste and smell is almost non-existent in most cases.
How long do the symptoms of the omicron variant last?
And the time in which cases appear and how long they last has also changed, because if among those vaccinated they end up disappearing after 4 or 5 days, in those who are not immunized, it can be prolonged for 1 week (and up to 4 in the most severe cases).
In addition, a Norwegian study published in the journal Eurosurveillance explains that the average duration of cough, nasal congestion and fatigue is four days. On the other hand, sore throat, sneezing and lack of appetite last an average of three days. While the headache, fever, reduced sense of smell, heavy breathing, abdominal pain and muscle pain, although, usually usually last two days.
Nevertheless, the south african doctor Angelique Coetzee, president of the South African Medical Association and the first to alert about the new variant of coronavirus, has wanted to remove iron specifying that the symptoms, in the cases known so far are mild. The first patient with the variant that Dr. Coetzee treated on November 18 was a 30-year-old person who had “a little headache, he didn’t really have a sore throat, he described it more as a itch, no cough or loss of taste or smell“.
So far, the reported cases have been in young people, around 40 years old, and they are always without gravity. Nearly half of the symptomatic patients Dr. Coetzee treated were unvaccinated. The most predominant clinical symptom is severe fatigue for one or two days. With them, the headache and body aches,” he said.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.