Dr. Amir Khan of the National Health Service of the United Kingdom highlights various symptoms that distinguish the Omicron variety from the common cold and even other COVID-19 strains, including night sweats.
Khan said: “The symptoms that are coming out of South Africa by the doctors that are looking after patients with Omicron show these five new symptoms.
“A scratchy throat, mild muscle aches, extreme tiredness, a dry cough, and night sweats.
“Those kinds of drenching night sweats where you might have to get up and change your clothes. And this is important.
“It’s important we keep on top of these symptoms, because if we’re going to keep track of Omicron here and worldwide we need to be able to test people with these symptoms.
“If they go onto the NHS website and say I’ve got night sweats and I’ve got muscle aches, they may not be able to book a PCR test.
“So we need the NHS website to keep up with these symptoms. So people can book a PCR test and we can keep track of numbers and symptoms.”
Dr. Amir also recently shared a snap of him on Instagram wearing full PPE with the caption: “So I’m back to seeing patients who have any kind of cough, fever or potential Covid symptoms like this, it’s not ideal but has to be done, we ask that all adults do a PCR test first so it’s mostly kids we see like this or home visits where it’s slightly more unpredictable.”
According to the National of Scotland, Dr. Angelique Coetzee, chairwoman of the South African Medical Association, the main symptoms of Omicron differ from those of the more common Delta form, which causes high fever, a new cough, and a loss or change in one’s sense of smell or taste.
According to a recent study published this week in JAMA Network Open, four out of ten patients infected with COVID-19 show no symptoms but are still potential disease spreaders.
According to the researchers, this emphasizes the virus’s “potential dissemination” unintentionally, particularly in certain contexts, NY Post reported.
As Christmas approaches, Brits are on tenterhooks due to the rapid spread of a new mutation.
In the previous 24 hours, the number of Omicron infections in the UK has tripled, with 10,059 new illnesses reported.