Omicron XBB Symptoms : Corona virus 2022

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus or also known as the corona virus is a large family of viruses that cause mild to moderate upper respiratory infections, such as flu. Many people are infected with this virus, at least once in their life.

However, some types of coronavirus can also cause more serious illnesses, such as:

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV).
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Pneumonia.

One of the variants or mutations of the corona virus that has spread is Omicron variant

Omicron Variant
The Omicron variant was first reported to WHO on 24 November 2021, from South Africa. This variant with code B.1.1.529 is classified as VOC, because it has characters to watch out for such as Delta, Gamma, Beta, and Alpha variants.

The Omicron variant is known to have about 30 combinations of mutations from a number of previous coronavirus variants, such as C.12, Beta and Delta. This makes the Omicron variant potentially more infectious than the Delta variant and allows reinfection or repeated infection.

To date, there are several other derivative subvariants of Omicron that need to be watched out for, namely:

BA.2
The Omicron BA.2 subvariant has been detected in Indonesia since early January 2022. The symptoms are similar to the BA.1 subvariant. Tend to be like the common cold, sore throat, cough, runny nose, and body aches. However, the transmission rate of the Omicron BA.2 subvariant was higher than the previous subvariance.

BA.3
The BA.3 subvariant was first detected in northwest South Africa. The Omicron BA.3 subvariant spreads at a very low rate. In addition, this subvariance also caused fewer cases than BA.1 and BA.2. Symptoms arising from infection with the BA.3 subvariance were reported to be quite mild and almost the same as those of BA.1 and BA.2.

BA.4 and BA.5
It was first detected in Indonesia on June 6, 2022. The BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants are reported to have higher reproductive effectiveness when compared to BA.2 or other sub-variants. That is, this sub variant has a higher transmission rate than the previous sub variant.

Omicron XBB Symptoms

Transmission of Omicron XBB is still similar to other types. Viruses can be easily transmitted through saliva splashes when talking, sneezing, and coughing. Usually, the initial symptoms can occur a few days after exposure to the virus in the body.

Here are some of the most common symptoms:

Fever.
Cough.
Hard to breathe.
Weakness or fatigue.
Muscle ache.
Headache.
Loss of sense of smell and taste.
Sore throat.
Nausea and vomiting.
Diarrhea.
Immediately do an examination at a hospital or health clinic to ensure your health condition if you experience health complaints related to COVID-19. Antigen tests or PCR that have been available so far are still able to detect this subvariance.

Don’t forget to always maintain your health in the midst of changing weather and increasing conditions of COVID-19. Make sure you always meet your nutritional needs by eating a variety of healthy foods so that your immune system remains optimal.

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