(ORDO NEWS) — The coronavirus has not disappeared , moreover, new versions of it have begun to appear.
For example, the last of the detected forms, Omicron BA.5, manifests itself with such symptoms that were not observed in previously detected forms.
The British app Zoe Covid Study was designed specifically to track the virus. Also, the application collects all the symptoms that appear in people and systematizes them.
Thanks to this platform, it became known that 83% of people who got sick with Omicron BA.5 had rhinorrhea. It is now the most common symptom even among vaccinated people.
Rhinorrhea (runny nose) is a constant discharge of mucus from the nose. But if a person has a cold, you cannot make a diagnosis without a special test.
This symptom manifests itself with flu, colds. Therefore, only a personal doctor can make an accurate diagnosis.
Doctors explain that it is possible to associate rhinorrhea with the coronavirus only when it is the most common disease in a city or settlement. To put it simply: what everyone else is sick with, most likely you too.
New symptoms of coronavirus
In addition to the common cold, Omicron BA.5 provokes the appearance of other symptoms. Interestingly, now the sense of smell does not disappear, but a person can temporarily lose hearing. Symptoms also include:
- Constant cough
- Sore throat
If a person has all these symptoms, it is necessary to go to the doctor and take a test for coronavirus. Doctors say that Omicron BA.5 is transferred much more easily than previous variants of the virus.
The disease is still dangerous, people can die due to complications, but among the vaccinated, the percentage of deaths is much lower.
Therefore, the best way to protect yourself is to go and get vaccinated. It is also necessary to remember about the mask regime in public places and about hand hygiene.
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