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The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention ( CDC ) have introduced that the primary case of an infection with the Covid-19 Omicron variant was detected within the United States .

This primary case of the Omicron variant is a couple of traveler who arrived from South Africa on November 22 , so the United States well being authorities perform a contact tracing.

Up to now it’s recognized that this traveler contaminated by the brand new Omicron variant has his full vaccination schedule and presents gentle signs .

With this case, the United States joins the listing of American nations to which the Omicron variant has reached. In earlier days there have been already experiences of instances of an infection by Omicron in Canada and Brazil . Circumstances of the Omicron variant are already discovered worldwide in Botswana , Israel , Australia , Hong Kong , China , Czech Republic , Japan , France , Netherlands , Belgium , Germany , United Kingdom , Scotland .

What else has been realized up to now concerning the Omicron variant?

The World Well being Group ( WHO ) reported in its newest assertion that it’s not but clear whether or not the Omicron variant spreads extra simply from individual to individual than earlier variants. Though the variety of folks affected by Omicron in South Africa has elevated, epidemiologists proceed to review to find out whether or not such a rise in instances is as a result of variant or different components.

It isn’t but recognized whether or not the scientific image of an infection with the Omicron variant is extra extreme than that attributable to different variants. At the moment, there is no such thing as a knowledge to point out that the signs related to this variant are totally different from these attributable to different variants.

Preliminary knowledge cited by WHO point out that, in comparison with different variants of concern, the danger of reinfection with the Omicron variant may very well be greater. This might suggest that individuals who have had COVID-19 earlier than may very well be contaminated once more by this variant extra simply. The WHO recommends to not be alarmed as a result of it won’t be till the subsequent few weeks that we’ve got extra particulars about it.

Thus, it was additionally emphasised that, though there are nonetheless no decisive research on the efficacy of present vaccines to immunize towards the Omicron variant, vaccination continues to be of significant significance to cut back the frequency of extreme illness and deaths . All at the moment used vaccines proceed to extremely forestall extreme signs and loss of life from COVID-19 .

Relating to PCR exams, the WHO famous that they proceed to detect an infection by totally different variants of the virus, together with the Omicron variant. The efficacy of fast antigen detection exams to detect this variant continues to be studied.