South African doctors say the symptoms of the Omicron variant are “abnormal but mild”

NS South Africa doctor The first warning to the authorities was COVID-19 (new coronavirus infection) Omicron variants have been reported to exhibit “abnormal but mild” symptoms.

Dr. Angelique Kotze, director of the South African Medical Association, first noticed on November 18th that otherwise healthy patients had abnormal symptoms.

“Their symptoms were very different and very mild from what I had previously treated,” Coetzee said. Telegraph..

“It shows a mild illness with the symptoms of muscle aches and one or two days of malaise,” Coetzee explained. “So far, we know that infected people do not lose their taste and smell. They may have a slight cough. There are no noticeable symptoms. Some infected people are currently treated at home. Some people are receiving it. “

Biden has promised to “shut down” COVID, but the Omicron variant poses new challenges for administrators.

Coetzee reported about 20 patients who tested positive for coronavirus and showed these new symptoms. She warned authorities on Friday about the possibility of a new variant designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an Omicron variant.

Most of the patients were men who reported “very tired” and half of them were unvaccinated. Patients were made up of different ages and ethnicities.

COVID-19 OMICRON VARIANT: This is what we know

Coetzee began briefing with other African medical associations on Saturday to discuss various symptoms such as “one very interesting case” and “very high pulse rate” in a 6-year-old child with fever.

“What we have to worry about now is that unvaccinated older people are more likely to be severely ill if they are infected with a new variant or if they are not vaccinated. [form of the] Illness. “

According to the CDC, no cases of COVID-19 OMICRONVARIANT have been confirmed in the United States.

So far, the hospital is not yet overloaded.

Coetzee’s advice follows a report by Tulio de Oliveira, director of the Center for Epidemic Response and Innovation in South Africa.

Riuler I told reporters The virus has a “very rare mutation constellation”. In particular, there are 10 variants of important proteins that help the virus infect humans, compared to two mutations in the delta variant and three mutations in the beta variant.

He criticized several countries, including various countries in the United States, Great Britain, South Korea and Europe, for enacting travel bans in South Africa and several other African countries.

“The world should provide support to South Africa and Africa, and not discriminate or isolate it!” Riuler Tweet.. “By protecting and supporting it, we will protect the world!”