continued The new mutated strain of corona virus known as omicron The spread in many countries of the world, where the World Health Organization classified the new mutant as “alarming”, and its severity is still being evaluated.
After battling the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus for more than a year now, the world is once again on high alert due to the new variant, Omicron.
There is also concern that The mutant may be more resistant to some antibodies, although its ability to resist vaccines is still being researched.
According to experts, this new variant is believed to be more transmissible than all previous strains that have been circulating until now.
The strain, which was first identified in South Africa, has now spread to many other countries, creating new challenges for the health care system.
According to a report by thehealthsite, which is concerned with health affairs, when the coronavirus was first discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan, experts warned of the common warning symptoms that a patient infected with the virus may have, but with the development of the virus, it seems that the most common symptoms It has also changed.
The latest reports from experts warned that people who were found to have the omicron variant developed mild symptoms of infection, and most of them recovered without hospitalization, and according to doctors’ note, some of the symptoms of this variant include:
* Mild muscle pain
* Throat scratch
However, doctors also reported that fever was not the most common symptom for those infected with the new type, only a few had a slight rise in temperature, and these very mild symptoms were different from the other types, resulting in more severe symptoms.”
The emergence of the newly discovered variant has re-emerged global discussions about vaccine distribution, virus mutation, and immunity to new virus strains. This new strain contains an astonishing 50 changes in the spike protein alone. This includes mutations that can increase transmission and evade immunity. This means that there is a high risk that Omicron may spread rapidly and reduce (but not eliminate) the effectiveness of current vaccines.
The World Health Organization said on Monday that The possibility of an increase in the spread of the Corona virus or micron at the global level High, noting that the overall global risk assessment for omicron is very high, noting that the omicron mutant underscores the need for equality in vaccination.
The United Nations, through its Secretary-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stressed that Omicron has an unprecedented number of increased mutations, some of which raise concern regarding the possible impact on the course of the pandemic .. “Corona appears in new images whenever we think it is over,” but he stressed the importance of The borders kept open despite the mutant Amicron.
The World Health Organization indicated that there is a great deal of uncertainty about the ability of Omicron to overcome the immune system, and more research is needed to gain a better understanding of the possibility of Omicron overpowering vaccines and post-infection acquired immunity.