Coronavirus Disease 2019

Omicron Variant

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first case was identified in December 2019 and the disease has since spread worldwide, leading to an ongoing pandemic. The Omicron variant likely will spread more easily than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and how easily Omicron spreads compared to Delta remains unknown.

The Omicron variant likely will spread more easily than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and how easily Omicron spreads compared to Delta remains unknown. CDC expects that anyone with Omicron infection can spread the virus to others, even if they are vaccinated or don’t have symptoms.
  • Symptoms
  • Muscle pain

    common

    Feeling of tiredness

    common

    Headache

    • Steady

    • Frontal region, In the temporal region, Coming from the back of head

    • Dull

    common

    Cough with mucus or without mucus

    • Lasting 3 weeks or less

    • Dry

    • Dry at first then production of clear/white mucus, Production of clear-white mucus, Dry at first then production of yellowish-gray mucus, Production of yellowish-gray mucus

    common

    Runny nose

    or Blocked nose

    common

    Pain, scratchiness or irritation of the throat

    common

    High temperature

    • Greater than or equal to 38°c (100. 4°f), Less than 38°c (100. 4°f)

    • With chills

    common

    Sternutation

    common

    Watery stool

    Strained voice

    Difficulty breathing

    Feeling light-headed

    Confusion

    Reduced ability or completely losing sense of smell

    or Impaired taste

  • Risk factors
  • Contact with sick person of covid19

  • Treatment
  • Scientists are working to determine how well existing treatments for COVID-19 work. Based on the changed genetic make-up of Omicron, some treatments are likely to remain effective while others may be less effective.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Coronavirus Disease 2019, then visit an infectious disease specialist as soon as possible.

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