Night sweats, the new symptom of the omicron variant

  • These are not sudden outbreaks of fever, since the infection by this variant at the moment is not characterized by feverish spikes

With the coronavirus mutation in omicron variant New symptoms are also appearing and others that were more common with delta and beta are disappearing. Most of the usual symptoms remain with the arrival of omicrom, but some experts already point out that a new new symptom has appeared so far and that it presents as episodes of night sweats.

Although these are not sudden outbreaks of fever, since the omicron infection at the moment is not characterized by feverish spikes. In addition, in infections by this variant, the loss of the senses of smell or taste is not common.

The Omicron variant was first reported to WHO (World Health Organization) on November 24 and since then in Spain measures have been announced to try to stop their arrival, such as the control of travel from the South African countries with the most cases, with mandatory quarantines upon arrival in our country.

Precisely, last Friday Health increased to nine countries whose citizens must comply with mandatory quarantine after arriving by flight to Spain, these countries are: South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia.

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Lthe epidemiological situation in South Africa, the notifying country, has been characterized by the presence of three peaks of notified cases, the most recent due mainly to the delta variant. In recent weeks, the number of infections has increased considerably, coinciding with the detection of the B.1.1.529 variant. The first known case of infection with this variant was confirmed in a sample taken on November 9, 2021.

The WHO reports that variant B.1.1.529 has a large number of mutations, “Some of which are worrisome.” Initial tests indicate that the risk of being reinfected by this variant is higher than with others.

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