While vaccination continues in the fight against coronavirus, mutations continue to occur. News of the new mutation first came from South Africa. After it started to be seen in other countries, a close examination of the virus was started. On the other hand, WHO announced the new mutation as “Omicron”.
B.1.1.529 MUTATION, WHAT IS THE OMICROS VARIANT?
In the written statement made by the World Health Organization (WHO), the name of the new mutation spreading from South Africa and named as B.1.1.529 was announced as “Omicron”.
WHAT ARE THE OMICRON VARIANT SYMPTOMS?
President of the South African Medical Association (SAMA), Dr. “It presents a mild illness that doesn’t feel well for a day or two with muscle pain and fatigue,” Angelique Coetzee told the newspaper. Underlining that there may be a slight cough in those who have this variant, the expert said, “Some of the infected are currently being treated at home.”
While the first case in Europe was recorded in Belgium yesterday, two cases were found in the UK today. Germany and the Czech Republic announced that they detected one case each that they suspect to be the Omicron variant. It was stated that the case in Germany was from South Africa, and the case in Czechia was from Namibia.
WHAT DOES OMICRON MEAN?
Omikron (Ο ο) (Greek: Όμικρον, Omikron) is the fifteenth letter of the Greek alphabet. It comes from the letter Ayin of the Phoenician alphabet. Its Turkish equivalent is the letter O. Not to be confused with Ωω, another o sound in Greek. When the letter Ο is accompanied by υ, it creates a diphthong and is pronounced as U. If it receives ι, it is read as i.