At the end of November 2021, a new strain was reported to have been found in South Africa and was at serious risk of worldwide expansion, which eventually happened. This strain, known scientifically as B.1.1.529 and later called omicron, has presented a series of features that make it very characteristic and distinguishable from other variants such as delta.
So much so that the WHO has already warned that more than half of the European population will be infected with coronaviruses by March almost certainly. This contagion, according to the world’s highest health agency, would be with the omnimicrob variant, as it is the most contagious strain and spreads more quickly.
To try to prevent this frenetic wave of contagions that continues to escalate unstoppably since the onset of the omoicron variant, health authorities have explained the most common symptoms suffered by those infected with this new strain. These symptoms are detailed below to try to identify the omicron variant.
One of the most striking data is that cough is crucial to determine if you have the omicron variant, since 83% of those infected with this strain have it. Meanwhile, nasal secretion is about 78% and fatigue, another of the most common symptoms regardless of the strain, is present in up to 74% of those infected.
Also other symptoms that most infected people have are headache and/or muscle pain and fever. A good fact that all of these symptoms mentioned above have is that none is usually longer than five days. Otherwise, and if it does not improve, it is advisable to contact the health center for instructions.
Other symptoms, although less common, are sneezing, loss of taste and smell, breathing problems, and abdominal pain. It is also good news that, like all the above-mentioned symptoms, none usually lasts longer than five days, so their ability to harm the body is much lower than in other strains.