covid omicron ba.5 variant symptoms: during covid 4th wave second case of omicron ba2 found in India, know symptoms and severity of ba5 ignore

covid omicron ba.5 variant symptoms: during covid 4th wave second case of omicron ba2 found in India, know symptoms and severity of ba5 ignore
Written by Arindam

in India Coronavirus pandemic The outbreak does not seem to be over for now. of course in the country Corona’s fourth wave (Covid 4th wave) There has not been much increase in the number of new cases in the country, but new variants of corona are spreading rapidly. A few days ago, cases of sub-variant BA.4 of the fastest spreading Omicron variant of Corona were found. Now its another deadly form Omicron BA.5 He has started spreading his legs.

The second case of Omicron BA.5 has been detected in India. It is being told that the 29-year-old NRI in whom this case has come to know, had recently come to Vadodara in Gujarat from South Africa. Surprisingly, the patient did not show any symptoms. His parents who came in contact with him were also tested, then the report came negative.

Earlier on Sunday, INSACOG confirmed the BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants in the country. One of their cases was found in Tamil Nadu and the other in Telangana. Both variants are extremely fast-spreading and have been the cause of the fourth wave worldwide. These variants of Corona were first detected in South Africa earlier this year.

What is Omicron BA.5?


Since the inception of Corona, many lethal variants like Delta, Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Omicron have emerged. Coming to the BA.5, it is a sub-variant of the Omicron variant. BA.5 was identified on 25 February and has now spread to many countries including South African.

How deadly is Omicron BA.5


It has been more than three months since this variant was found but at present there are not many cases of it. Second, its symptoms are not fatal, so it is not considered a ‘variant of concern’. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) believes this variant has no evidence of increased severity compared to the previous variant.

BA.5 has extra mutations


BA.5 shares many of the same mutations as the original Omicron variant but is similar to the BA.2 variant. It also has a number of additional mutations, some of which may change their characteristics.

Characteristics of Omicron BA.5


If we talk about the symptoms of BA.5, then its symptoms are very similar to BA.2. There is no indication yet that BA.5 may cause some new symptoms or that it is associated with more severe disease. However, WHO and health organizations are keeping an eye on it.

  1. fever or chills
  2. Cough
  3. shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  4. Tiredness
  5. muscle or body pain
  6. Headache
  7. new loss of taste or smell
  8. sore throat
  9. runny nose
  10. vomiting or nausea
  11. Diarrhea

current situation of corona in india

In India, about two thousand new cases of corona virus are being reported daily and more than twenty people are dying. Obviously this figure is huge and the pandemic cannot be taken lightly at the moment. Second, new variants of corona are spreading rapidly. Of course, their symptoms are mild but they have the potential to spread rapidly.

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