These are the two earliest symptoms of people infected with Omicron other than a cold.
Late last year, Omicron disrupted the Christmas plans of millions around the world, with the UK, US and other countries seeing record numbers of infections.
In Vietnam, the development of the COVID-19 outbreak was also extremely complicated with the emergence of Delta and Omicron variants and new sub-variants of Omicron. Notably, Omiron infections are rising, especially in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Omicrons are considered pathogenic variants with symptoms similar to those of the common cold. This is also a seasonally changing period, and Vietnam has relatively high COVID vaccine coverage, making it difficult to differentiate between Omicron infection and cold symptoms, especially among vaccinated populations. Require. full. full. Distinguishing between omicron and cold is critical for proper and safe isolation and treatment, not only for the patient but also for the community.
These are the two earliest symptoms that differentiate Omicron from the common cold.
2 initial symptoms that help differentiate Omicron from a cold
People infected with Omicron often experience symptoms that differ from the three previously warned signs of COVID-19: high fever, persistent cough, and loss of taste/smell.
Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, said many patients infected with Omicron reported feeling unwell in the early stages of the disease.
Prof Spector said these symptoms were common in people who had received two doses of the main vaccine and one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Another Omicron symptom that should not be confused with a cold is low back pain.
In the UK, US and South Africa, where Omicron was first discovered, data from this variant suggest that low back pain is also one of the earliest warning signs of Omicron infection.
As reported by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, scientists discovered two other unique symptoms of BA.2, a new sub-variant of Omicron: dizziness and fatigue.
When the Omicron variant broke out in South Africa, fatigue was one of the main symptoms of Omicron, said Dr. Angelique Coetzee, personal physician and president of the South African Medical Association.
A new report from Germany suggests a link between vertigo and Omicrons after doctors in Berlin found that COVID caused dizziness, fainting and hospitalization in many patients.
8 Other symptoms of Omicron in vaccine recipients
According to a study published in the journal Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Eurosurveillance, people infected with Omicron may experience 8 main symptoms: – Cough
– Sore throat
– Muscle pain
– Sweating at night
Although vaccines are thought to be effective in preventing disease progression from SARS-CoV-2 infection, even if you are fully vaccinated, it will not completely prevent viral infection. vaccination. Basic and single-dose vaccines. Extra nose.
In fact, about 50% of people who think they have a cold actually have COVID-19.
Therefore, when there are signs of suspected disease, it is necessary to isolate with family members and the community to avoid the spread of the disease, and to do testing to confirm.
Dr David Nabarro, WHO’s special envoy for Covid-19, said: “SARS-CoV-2 remains a very dangerous virus, especially for unvaccinated people. It can mutate and form other variants. So people should never be alert to this virus.”