According to the WHO, researchers in South Africa and around the world are conducting studies to better understand many aspects of the Omicron Variant.
India’s Omicron tally is steadily rising with fresh cases of the variant with 7 in Maharashtra, 9 in Rajasthan and a man in Delhi, taking the total count in the country to 21. Having designated the coronavirus strain B.1.1.529, named ‘Omicron’, a variant of concern, the World Health Organisation released its findings amid growing concern across the world. According to the WHO, researchers in South Africa and around the world are conducting studies to better understand many aspects of the Omicron variant. A of now, this is what is known:
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The widely used PCR tests continue to detect infection, including infection with Omicron, as we have seen with other variants as well. Studies are ongoing to determine whether there is any impact on other types of tests, including rapid antigen detection tests.
The symptoms of infection include weakness, tiredness, headache, low grade fever and pain in the throat.
Whether or not Omicron is more transmissible compared to other variants, including Delta, is yet to be known.
Vaccines remain critical to reducing severe disease and death, including against the dominant circulating variant, Delta. Current vaccines remain effective against severe disease and death.