Health / Omicron virus complete Guide

Omicron Virus It’s a type of Corona Virus.
Name Given By World Health Organization’s TAG-VE or Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution
Detected In South Africa
Detected On 44524
Other Names B.1.1.529
Omicron Causes COVID-19 disease
Omicron Virus Symptoms Fever / chills,Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, cough, tiredness, Fatigue, loss of taste, loss of smell, sore throat, headache, Muscle or body aches,Nausea or vomiting, Congestion or runny nose, aches, pains, Diarrhea, a rash on skin, discoloration of fingers or toes, difficulty breathing, loss of speech, loss of mobility, chest pain.
Omicron Transmissible More easily spread from person to person compared to other COVID variants. Omicron was detected in 16 countries across 4 continents in 5 days
Omicron Virus Mutations Has a large number mutation. A mutation refers to a single change in a virus’s genome (genetic code).
new Corona Virus variants Alpha (B.1.1.7 and Q lineages)
Beta (B.1.351 and descendent lineages)
Gamma (P.1 and descendent lineages)
Epsilon (B.1.427 and B.1.429)
Eta (B.1.525)
Iota (B.1.526)
Kappa (B.1.617.1)
Mu (B.1.621, B.1.621.1)
Zeta (P.2)
Delta (B.1.617.2 and AY lineages)
Omicron (B.1.1.529)
Variants of Corona Virus more severe Omicron, Alpha and Delta variants ( causes illness and death)
Omicron May Be Spreading Faster Than Delta yes
Is Omicron Found In India? yes
Omicron Virus Resistance More resistant to vaccines and treatments.
Severity More contagious, deadlier than previous strains
What Generating Immune Response Against Omicron Virus The memory B and memory T cells are responsible for generating an immune response when infected.
vaccines against Omicron used in south Africa Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer–BioNTech and Oxford–AstraZeneca
Will there be new COVID-19 variants? Yes, due spread of corona virus in population, mutations will continue to happen, the delta variant family continues to evolve.
Omicron Treatments Present Monoclonal antibody treatments
Omicron Virus test Mutations in Omicron’s spike gene prevent its detection in the test for some genes. I.e variant will test positive for only two of the genes.

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