On 26 November 2021, World Health Organization selected the variant B.1.1.529 a variant of concern, named Omicron, on the recommendation of WHO’s Technical consultatory cluster on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE).
It supported the proof conferred to the TAG-VE that Omicron contains many mutations that will contain a bearing on however it behaves.
For example, on however simply it spreads or the severity of ill health it causes.
Here is a outline of what’s presently identified.
Updates : Omicron
Researchers in South Africa and round the world are conducting studies to higher perceive several aspects of this disease .
And can still share the findings of those studies as they become obtainable
It is not clear whether or not it is is a lot of transmissible
(e.g., a lot of simply unfold from person to person) compared to different variants, including Delta.
There is presently no data to counsel that symptoms related to Omicron are completely different from those from different variants.
The number of individuals testing positive has up in areas of South Africa .
However medical specialty studies are afoot to grasp if it’s as a result of Omicron or different factors.
Moreover , The wide used PCR tests still find infection,
including infection with Omicron.
As it is with different variants additionally.
Studies area unit current to work out whether or not there’s any impact on different varieties of tests,
together with fast substance detection tests.
At the current time, World Health Organization is coordinating with an oversized variety of researchers round the world to higher perceive alphabetic character.
Studies presently shortly embrace assessments of transmissibility, severity of infection
(including symptoms), performance of vaccines and diagnostic tests, and effectiveness of treatments.
Above all, WHO can still give updates as a lot of data becomes obtainable.
including following conferences of the TAG-VE. Additionally, data are obtainable on WHO’s digital and social media platforms.