Omicron, a deadly variant of the COVID-19 has been lurking around since November 2021. It has spread rapidly across the world. Let’s understand what the Omicron variant is. How different is it from other variants of COVID-19 ? What are the symptoms of Omicron ? and how is it treated worldwide ?
- What Is Omicron?
- Symptoms of Omicron
- How Does Omicron Spread?
- Do You Need A Booster Dose For Omicron?
- How To Test For Omicron?
- Common FAQs
What Is Omicron ?
The Omicron is a sub-variant of the deadly COVID-19 virus that was first identified in South Africa in November 2021. It was caused due to mutation of the COVID-19. Currently, there is ongoing research to understand and analyse the severity and transmissibility of the virus.
Symptoms of Omicron
The early signs or symptoms of omicron include:
- Severe tiredness (Mild or Severe)
- Running nose
- Severe sore throat
- Difficulty breathing
- Nasal congestion
- Joint pain or muscle ache
- Loss of smell and taste
How Does Omicron Spread ?
The Omicron virus spreads 5 times faster than the delta variant but its. Scientists have found that the variant has many mutations to it and that could be the reason for its contagious spread.
Do You Need A Booster Dose For Omicron?
Yes, you will need a booster dose that protects you from Omicron. Despite the fact that this COVID-19 variant spreads like lightning speed, it has less life threatening implications.