The risk of hospitalization with omicron lower delta, according to a British study
health-coronavirus-omicron-study: the risk of hospitalization with omicron lower to delta, according to a British study © Reuters / Jeeneah moon the risk Of hospitalization with Omicron lower in Delta, according to a British study London (Reuters) - the risk of having to remain at the hospital because of COVID-19 is 40% less than 45% for patients contaminated by the Omicron variant Coronavirus compared to those infected with the Variant Delta, according to a study conducted by Imperial College,
More than 200,000 people have been tested positive at COVID-19 in 24 hours in France. Symptoms related to virus infection differ slightly depending on variants. © Provided by franceinfo
You have suddenly bad at the head and throat? Wondering if it is the Covid , or one of the many winter viruses that circulate? Only a test, preferably PCR or antigenic default , determines whether you are contaminated. However, it is useful to be able to recognize the symptoms of COVID-19, which seem to evolve slightly with the progression of the variant OMICRON .
The main symptoms identified so far
if we consult the website of the Ministry of Health , the main symptoms are so far the fever and the feeling of fever as the chills, the impression of having Too hot and too cold alternately. Cough, headaches, acids and unusual, brutal fatigue are also well-established symptoms. Loss of taste and smell, diarrhea must also alert. The symptom that must encourage the most to test, even to call relief, is the difficulty in breathing and the triggering of asthma attacks if you are asthmatic.
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Symptoms with Omicron
with the Omicron Variant, new symptoms seem to appear , while others, so far more frequent, would tend to disappear. In the United Kingdom, patients can contribute to identifying symptoms through an application for smartphone. They notice to have the flowing nose, a sore throat or a scratching throat, headaches, muscle pain, dry cough and a little fever, sometimes vomiting.
The Omicron Variant would also cause nocturnal sweats and in children, rashes, sorts of small red buttons or red plates on the skin. On the other hand, the Omicron variant lowers less loss of taste and smell, fewer breathing difficulties as well.
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A variant that would touch less lungs?
According to the observations carried out in South Africa and according to a study The University of Hong Kong (link to an article in English), the Omicron strain infect more, and faster, the bronchi, and the less lungs. Overall, the virus seems to multiply a lot in the nose, hence the fact that it is very contagious because it appears more easily. But caution, it is still a little too early to affirm that odron is less dangerous than previous variants. In France, if one observes that the symptoms are less serious, it is also probably because 77% of the total French population is completely vaccinated .
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