Ómicron: The most frequent symptom of the COVID variant that is not cough or fever

La variante Ómicron de COVID causa algunos síntomas distintos a mutaciones anteriores.

Ómicron broke into the world at the end of last November and has since caused millions of infections in the world, which is in the midst of a new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the signs of this variant of COVID are somewhat different from those caused by other mutations and by the original strain. In fact, there a more frequent symptom that is not cough or fever, and that has been observed in the majority of patients infected with Omicron.

According to research from the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom, a high degree of fatigue may be one of the most common signs of Omicron infection, beyond fever or cough. Specifically, it is said that fatigue is the main symptom in 62% of COVID-19 cases.

The British study, cited by El Cronista, was carried out among 1,252 symptomatic patients. Of these, 82% reported coughing, 67% fever, 62% fatigue, 60% headache, and 52% a combination of fever and cough.

In the early days, South African doctor Angelique Coetzee, one of the specialists who identified the Omicron variant, noted that fatigue was one of the recurring symptoms in patients she examined infected with the new mutation. Since then, other medical professionals have observed some changes in the symptomatology of COVID infection.

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In fact, in people who are fully vaccinated or who already have a booster, the symptoms of Omicron are usually mild and the infection occurs in the upper respiratory tract. Here are some symptoms you may not have noticed.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) specify 11 symptoms of COVID-19 infection:

1 fever

2 body chills

3 Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

4 headache

5 Congestion or runny nose

6 sore throat

7 cough

8 Fatigue

9 Muscle and body aches

10 Nausea

11 diarrhea


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