UK officials monitor a rise in COVID-19 cases related to a new type of coronavirus. XE, as it was initially named, combines the BA.1 and BA.2 strains of micron. At least 637 cases were reported till this Monday (28/3).
According to the UK Health and Safety Agency (UKHSA), XE is 9.8% more permeable than BA.2 – the strain identified as the main cause of the new wave of Covid-19 in parts of Europe and Asia – and it is rapidly spreading in the country.
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With around 50 mutations and present in more than 140 countries, micron is considered the most infectious type and is responsible for the third wave of COVID-19 in the world.Getty Images
With regard to strain virulence, data is limited, but suggest it may be less severe than delta, for example. However, although less serious, the fact that the variety spreads rapidly continues to plague health care systems.Andrey Onufrienko / Getty Images
Therefore, knowing how to identify the main symptoms of illness is essential to ensuring the health of you and those you love.Pixabay
Fever, persistent pain in the head and throat, chills, cough, difficulty in breathing and increased heart rate Some of the symptoms identified by researchers in children infected with Omicron are
Apart from these symptoms, it is also important to suspect that there is a Kovid-19 infection. Tiredness Omicron type reported in studies as an early sign of infection and confused with other conditionsHinterhaus Productions / Getty Images
muscle aches Also common throughout the body. This is a sign that the body is trying to fight off the virus.Paul Bradbury / Getty Images
loss of appetite May appear. Studies indicate that it is a recurrent symptom in patients infected with the delta and omicron variants.Jelic S/Getty Images
stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting There are other symptoms that may arise. Although less common in omicrons, these symptoms may appear along with other symptoms of a viral infection, such as gastrointestinal complications, sore throat, or loss of taste and smell.Boonchai Vedamakawand/Getty Images
The first UK case related to the new version was discovered on 19 January. There is still no information about the lethality of the latest strain.