WHO Monitors Corona Virus Variants BA.4 and BA.5, what are the symptoms?

Suara.com – Various variants of the corona virus and subvariants of these variants spread throughout the United States and the world. This raises the question of which Covid-19 symptoms to look out for.

As is known, that new variants of Covid-19 are popping up all over the world at this time. Some variants are subvariants of the omicron variant or recombinant variants that combine two different strains.

The World Health Organization said Monday that it is monitoring new omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, which are derivatives of the omicron variant.

Variants BA.2.12 and BA.2.12.1 are responsible for the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in New York. This was revealed by the New York State Department of Public Health as reported by The Dessert News.

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The omicron XE variant combines the original omicron strain with the BA.2 omicron subvariance. Recently discovered in Japan. Dr. Northwestern’s Michael Angarone, a professor of infectious disease medicine, told NBC Chicago that the current main symptoms of Covid-19 are similar to those of other coronaviruses.

“So it’s the same virus, so SARS Coronavirus 2, so we’re seeing the same symptoms,” he said.

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Dr. Gregory Huhn, an infectious disease physician, told NBC Chicago it was too early to see full coverage of the new Covid-19 symptoms associated with its variant.

“I don’t know if we, at this point, know of any specific features that differentiate BA.2 versus BA.1. I mean, for BA.1, we know that it is mostly an upper respiratory type infection rather than a lower respiratory tract infection which can lead to pneumonia and further and bigger complications,” he said.

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Anyone concerned about contracting the coronavirus at this time should be aware of the common symptoms of Covid-19, such as cough, fatigue, headache and fever. We’ve published several resources to help:

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