The South African doctor who first sounded the alarm Omicron variant of the corona virus He said its symptoms were “abnormal but mild” in healthy patients – but he was concerned that the strain could cause problems for the elderly and those who have not been vaccinated.
Dr. Angelique Coetzee, president of the South African Medical Association (SAMA), a doctor who has been practicing for 30 years, said he believed a new strain of the virus had been discovered after COVID-19 patients showed strange symptoms during his personal training in Pretoria.
“Their symptoms are very different and much milder than the ones I have treated before,” Godzi said Telegraph.
He convened the Vaccine Advisory Committee of South Africa on 18 November. A family of four tested positive for the virus after all, with symptoms including severe fatigue.
So far, he has had two dozen patients who tested positive and showed signs of the new variant, mostly young people. He said half of the patients were unvaccinated. None of the victims lost any smell or taste.
“It presents with mild illness with symptoms such as muscle aches and fatigue, and is not feeling well for one or two days,” Kotzi told the newspaper. “So far, we have found that victims do not lose taste or smell. They may have a mild cough. No major symptoms. Some of the victims are currently receiving treatment at home.
Described a “very interesting case” involving a 6-year-old girl.
“She had a fever and a very high pulse rate. I was wondering if I should admit it. But when I followed her two days later, she was fine,” he said.
Kotsey stressed that all of his patients were healthy, and expressed concern that the elderly or unvaccinated patients could be more severely affected by Omigran – especially those with comorbidities such as diabetes or heart disease.
“Now the thing we have to worry about is that if the elderly, the unvaccinated, are affected by the new variant, if they are not vaccinated, we are going to see a lot of people suffering from serious illness. [form of the] Illness, ”he said.
World Health Organization Friday was officially named for the virus, Skip two letters of the Greek alphabet and select “Omicron”.
Have been There are no confirmed cases of the new variant Still in the United States, but officials believe it may already be here. Two cases have been confirmed in the United Kingdom, which have teamed up with the United States and the European Union to issue travel restrictions.
Friday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul Declared a state of emergency And suspend all selected surgeries pending hospital admission.
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