We explain it to you here
At first, it was still not clear what exactly the symptoms of the omikron variant are. We now know more about the virus and the following complaints are mentioned as the “main symptoms” of the omikron variant:
- Runny nose
- sore throat
- night sweats
- Back pain in the lower back
The difference with delta
According to Belgian virologist Marc van Ranst, the important difference is that deltas can be located deep in the lungs, something that appears to be less common with Omicron. “When it is deep, pneumonia can develop. Omikron stays mainly in the respiratory tract, throat and nose. This makes it easier to transmit and you can spread it every time you cough, but serious pneumonia can be avoided,” says Van Ranst.
In addition, with the omikron variant, you will also experience a lesser degree of fever and loss of your sense of smell and taste. Explains Professor of General Practice Dirk Defroy from VUB Belgian University in Newspaper.
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