(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists said that one of the three mutations of the Omicron strain began to spread. She received the name Stealth-Omicron.
At the same time, experts said that the main symptom of the disease is a constant cough. Similar findings were published by the UK National Health System.
British experts noted that the main symptoms of the new Omicron mutation include loss of taste and smell, high temperature.
If you have such signs, you should immediately visit your doctor and take a test for coronavirus. If the result is positive, then it is worth going to self-isolation for at least five days.
To date, very little is known about the subspecies Stealth-Omicron. Experts say that it is about one and a half times more contagious than Omicron itself, therefore it spreads at an incredible speed.
It is worth paying attention to the fact that it infects for the most part only vaccinated people. So far, scientists have no evidence that a vaccine can fight the disease.
The new subspecies is considered “hidden”. Its presence was established in 50 different countries of the world, as well as in 17 states in the United States.
WHO does not comment on the situation in any way and does not classify the mutation as a pathogen that may “cause concern” or at least be of some interest to specialists. Scientists are closely following the events.
They are trying to establish whether Stealth-Omicron can provoke a severe course of the disease.
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