Facing the new variant Omigron Covit-19, first reported in South Africa on November 24, was classified as a variant of the World Health Organization (WHO) concern two days later, with the Ministry of Health (MINCA) calling on citizens to complete their vaccination. And continue health activities. To date, no case has been reported in the national territory.
“To protect ourselves from this variation, it is important to adhere to two key measures: vaccination against Kovit-19 and the use of masks, strengthening preventive measures such as avoiding body space and ventilation. In addition, it is important to maintain the family bubble with the inner circle.Said Roger Araujo, an epidemiologist at Minza’s National Institutes of Health (INS).
He also said that the vaccines currently available in the country will maintain protection from the Omigran variant and others in circulation. Therefore, he reiterated It is important for people to complete their vaccination process by taking two doses, as well as booster doses if they are more than 5 months old.
As stated in it Omigron variant, Pointed out the Minza expert Of the more than 350 confirmed cases worldwide, no deaths have been reported so far, Which may indicate that it is not a very malignant or dangerous variant; However, all of these are still under evaluation.
With information on the variation handled so far from South Africa, Fatigue, headache, nausea, cough in some people, and no respiratory distress have been reported so far. In addition, in South Africa, 75% of victims were not vaccinated and had mild illness even without vaccination., He noted.
Depending on the extent of the infection, this variant has a high number of mutations, 32 is present in spike protein, some of which are found in other types of concern and are associated with higher infection and immune survival.
“Preliminary evidence for a new variant shows that it may be associated with increased prevalence, potential reduction in vaccine efficacy, and increased risk of re-infection compared to other variants. It is important that more research is done to deepen this variance. “ Explained.
Finally, Araujo urged those in South Africa to contact the 113 Health Line over the past three weeks, where they will receive information and guidance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
It is noteworthy that in accordance with the latest government regulations, the entry of non-resident foreigners from the Republic of South Africa or those staying in this place for the last fourteen calendar days is restricted. Maintained.
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