LONDON, December 18. /TASS/. Loss of appetite can be one of the symptoms of infection with the omicron strain of coronavirus. This was reported on Saturday by a British newspaper Daily Express citing a study by specialists from the medical company ZOE and analysts from King’s College London.
Experts attributed a runny nose, headache, fatigue, sneezing and sore throat to the most common symptoms of omicron strain infection. As the researchers emphasized, only 50% of those infected with the new variety complained of fever, coughing and loss of smell, which are “considered classic symptoms of coronavirus”. Scientists also ranked cognitive dysfunction as unusual symptoms, which often occurs in those infected with omicron.
On November 26, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the B.1.1.529 coronavirus strain found in southern Africa with the Greek letter omicron. This species “has a large number of mutations, some of which are of concern” WHO. The new strain has already been found in about 80 countries, in the Russian Federation “omicron” has been detected in 25 people.
In the UK, 24.9 thousand cases of infection with the omicron strain were detected, and 10 thousand of them – in the last day. It is also known about one death after infection with this type of coronavirus. Against the background of the rapid spread of the new strain in the kingdom, anti-COVID-19 incidence records have been set over the past three days. On Friday, the number of detected cases of coronavirus infection in the country amounted to 93,045. Over the past seven days, more than 477 thousand cases were confirmed – almost 40% more than during the previous seven-day period.
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