Research on the nu variant, or Omicron, which is the last variant to appear in the ongoing coronavirus epidemic around the world, continues. The Omicron Variant, which is thought to be more contagious than known, has led to new measures being taken in some countries. So what are the Omicron variant symptoms? What is the Nu variant?
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In South Africa, where the Omicron variant was first detected, scientists announced that the new variant has the ability to reinfect three times more than previous versions of the virus. Noting that this is one of the first scientific findings that the previous infection does not protect from Omicron, experts said that they expect an increase in the number of cases globally.
However, the South African Center for Epidemiological Modeling and Analysis, working with the NICD, “provides scientific evidence of Omicron’s ability to evade immunity left over from previous infection” told. NICD expert Anne von Gottberg “We believe previous infection did not provide protection from Omicron”said.
Summarizing early research on the newly emerged variant, Von Gottberg said doctors “An increase in reinfections of Omicron Covid-19”stating that he saw “We believe that the number of cases will increase exponentially in all provinces of the country. However, we think that vaccines will still protect against serious diseases. Vaccines have always provided protection against serious diseases, hospitalizations and deaths.”he said.
WHAT IS THE OMICRON VARIANT?
In a written statement made by the World Health Organization (WHO), it announced that it changed the name of its new mutation, named B.1.1.529, and named it “Omicron”. Stating that this mutation is more contagious than other variants, WHO said in its statement, “This mutation has a large number of mutations, some of which are alarming. Preliminary findings are that the new mutation carries a higher risk of transmission.” The symptoms and details of the “Nu” variant, known as the emerging new mutation of Covid-19, became a matter of curiosity.
Research on the Nu variant, or Omicron, which is the last variant to appear in the ongoing coronavirus epidemic around the world, continues. Yasemin.com reporter Müge Çakmak asked those who were wondering about the Omicron variant, which is a mutation of the coronavirus, Medipol Mega University Hospital Chest Diseases Specialist Prof. Dr. Muhammed Emin Akkoyunlu replied.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced that due to the increasing cases due to the Nu variant, it will not be allowed to travel from Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe to our country through all our land, air, sea and railway border gates as of tonight. It was stated that 32 separate mutations were discovered in the nail protein of the “B.1.1.529” variant called “Nu”. Alright; What are the symptoms of Nu Variant? What is the Nu Variant? Has the Nu Variant been seen in Turkey?
- Scientists stated that the N501Y mutation in the Nu variant accelerates the transmission.
- G446S, T478K, Q493K, G496S, Q498R and Y505H mutations were also detected in the Nu variant.
- But scientists underlined that the effect of these is not yet known.
Those who have the disease are also in danger
There were concerns that the new variant would reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine or affect those with natural immunity. WHO announced that this variant has the potential to make people sick again, according to initial determinations. Tulio de Oliveira, director of the Center for Epidemic Response and Innovation in South Africa, said there are more than 30 mutations in the spike protein, the part of the virus that attaches to human cells and allows it to gain entry.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE OF NU VARIANT FROM OTHERS?
It has been announced that some of the mutations suffered by the Nu variant, which is the most radically transformed and most mutated variant of the coronavirus, which emerged in Wuhan, China, is vaccine resistance and faster transmission speed.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF NU VARIANT?
Although the symptoms of the Nu variant, also known as Omicron, are not fully clear, it is known that it is similar to all the symptoms of the coronavirus, but the disease is more severe.
Making statements at the weekend and identifying the first Omicron variant patients and transferring this to the higher authorities, Dr. Angelique Coetzee also “There are usually unusual symptoms. Like extreme fatigue. However, there is no loss of taste or smell in any of the cases.said.
At the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in South Africa, Dr. Wassila Jassat also, “87 percent of those hospitalized for Omicron cases detected in the city of Tshwane are unvaccinated” said.
On the other hand, the British The Guardian drew attention to the words of Rudo Mathivha, head of the intensive care unit of the hospital in the city of Soweto. Mathivha, “We are now seeing a demographic shift in Covid-19 patients. Young people, people in their 20s to 30s, come to the hospital more heavily and are taken to intensive care. About 65 percent of these are unvaccinated. The rest are vaccinated with a single dose.” said. However, it was noted that one of the reasons for this demographic difference may be the low vaccination rates among young people.
The first case in Botswana was detected on 11 November. While the number of cases in the country increased to 3, the variant was seen in 6 people in the Republic of South Africa and in 1 person who had visited South Africa in Hong Kong. Experts are concerned about the high number of mutations in the variant and the concentration of these mutations in the protruding protein.