Omicron mutates!..a new branch of it frustrates epidemiologists

Amid the recent developments of the emerging corona virus, especially with the spread of new mutant, and the high number of infections in various countries of the world to a large extent, epidemiologists have placed a sub-mutant from Omicron itself called BA.2 under surveillance.


The World Health Organization clarified that omicron is a general term that refers indiscriminately to several strains of similar viruses.


She revealed that the sub-mutant "BATO", which has become dominant in recent times, has surprised everyone, especially in India and Denmark.

She also continued that scientists today want to know the reasons for the strength of the spread of this new branch, although they believe that its symptoms are no different in strength from the Omicron strain that has become known.


It is noteworthy that the World Health Organization had warned that Corona was not over, after recording new records of infections during the last 24 hours, alerting the danger of complacency with the new Omicron mutant of the emerging Corona virus, despite its mild symptoms.

Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, an epidemiologist and technical officer for the fight against Covid-19 at the organization, said Thursday that the recent questions that have been raised is the benefit of avoiding the omnipresent Omicron is very dangerous and deserves an answer.

She also added, according to "Al Arabiya.net", that the reason for the strong desire to prevent the spread of the omicron variant of the SARS-Cove-2 virus is primarily because the possibility of aggravating the situation to become severe and dangerous exists, especially among those who suffer from chronic or serious diseases, the elderly and those who They didn't get vaccinated, so the infected person could eventually die.

The Corona virus has caused the death of at least 5,537,051 people in the world since it appeared in China in December 2019.

However, the World Health Organization estimates that the total number of deaths may be two to three times higher, given the increased number of epidemic-related deaths.

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