WHO Warns Of New 300 Omicron Subvariants, Says 7 Symptoms To Watch For



More than 300 subvariants of Omicron are circulating and all have similar symptoms, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

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Symptoms like not being able to smell or taste, which were common with other infections, have not been seen in many patients. (File Photo: Representative Image)

New Delhi: COVID is not over. More than 300 sub-variants of Omicron are circulating, and all have similar symptoms, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Of these, 95 percents are BA.5 sublineages, and 20 percent of which are BQ.1 sublineages

With more than 300 sub-lines circulating, #Omicron is now quite diverse. Only 20% of them are BQ.1 sublineages, while the majority (95%) are BA.5 sublineages. According to WHO COVID technical head Maria Van Kerkhove, We need improved monitoring, sequencing, and data sharing so that quick and reliable studies can be done on a frequent basis.

7 Symptoms of COVID-19’s new strains

According to scientists, the virus strains’ symptoms are not severe. An expert on infectious diseases at Fortis Hospital in Mulund, Dr. Anita Mathew, says that many of the new patients have no symptoms. According to Dr. Anita Mathew, “many patients have accidental COVID-19,” which means that they tested positive for the coronavirus infection when they were hospitalized for another health issue.

Few people have had the typical symptoms of other illnesses, such as losing one’s sense of smell or taste. Dr. Mathew said that while many of them complain of colds and coughs, there isn’t much testing or self-isolation.

  1. Itchy throat
  2. Runny nose
  3. Fever
  4. Headache
  5. Fatigue
  6. Chronic cough
  7. Bronchitis

In a previous announcement, the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) said that it was actively monitoring the appearance and development of XBB and XBB.1 as well as any new sub-lineages.

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