Omicron quickly gained dominance in South Africa: The U.S.
Highly altered Omicron is fast becoming the predominant variant of the coronavirus, South Africa, less than four weeks after the virus was first discovered in the country.
The United States on Wednesday became the latest country to recognize an Omicron infection within its borders.
In November, the first documented U.S. case was of a fully vaccinated person from California who came back to the America United States from South Africa. 22. He was tested positive seven days later.
, the patient had minor symptoms and was placed on self-quarantine, the highest U.S. infectious disease official said to journalists on the White House.
On Tuesday night late on Tuesday night, airlines across the United States were told to give names of passengers arriving from areas of southern Africa affected by Omicron is a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention letter obtained by Reuters.
The most important questions remain regarding the latest variant discovered in a dozen countries, including Spain, Canada, Britain, Austria, and Portugal.
The UAE announced its first instance on Wednesday, becoming the second Gulf country following Saudi Arabia.
Initial indications that Omicron might be more infectious than other variants. It already has shaken finance markets, worried that the new restrictions could snuff off a possible revival from the economic destruction of the epidemic.
The South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has said that the first epidemiological studies indicated Omicron could escape some immunity.
However, the vaccines in place should safeguard against severe illness and death.
It stated that 74% of all virus genomes it identified last month were of the latest variant first discovered in a sample collected in November. 8, in Gauteng, which is South Africa’s biggest province.
The number of cases that were reported from South Africa doubled from Tuesday to Wednesday.
World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist Maria van Kerkhove said to an audience that information about how contagious Omicron was expected to be made available “within the next few days.”
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