Omicron Corona Virus has become once again threatened to the world after detecting it as a new variant. Due to its numerous mutations, all over the world people are keenly watching over it. Here are the most common6 FAQs regarding the omicron corona virus you should know.
1. What is the Omicron variant?
Omicron variant coronavirus is the most recent variant of covid-19. If this variant was first confirmed in South Africa which is seen in different countries like the US, UK, Australia, India including Nepal.
2. When Omicron was found?
On 26 November 2021, WHO has announced the new coronavirus variant B.1.1.529 named Omicron as the Variant of concern(VOC). As said by CDC ” This new variant was first detected in specimens collected on November 11, 2021, in Botswana and on November 14, 2021, in South Africa”.
They have warned regarding the serious symptoms of this variant and contagious as it has more mutations however different studies have been undergoing.
3. Is the Omicron variant more contagious than the Delta Variants?
The infection rate of the Omicron variant virus in South Africa and other countries has increased in number including other countries. The omicron variant has detected 24 mutants whereas the delta variant of the corona is only 8. So, scientists and researchers all over the world are worried about the infection and severity of it.
But it has not yet been clear how infectious this Omicron variant is as this is the new one. The contagious part of this virus has been taken further study.
4. Are the recent vaccines against the Omicron variant effective?
Omicron variant coronavirus is assumed that it can spread faster in comparison to another variant. The currently using covid vaccines are not sure that it will protect against this new variant.
The scientist is still on research and the pharmaceuticals are still working hard for it. Till now no concrete answer regarding the protection of omicron has been finalized.
5. Can a previous corona-infected person can have an Omicron infection again?
Yes, the person with a previous corona infection can be infected by this new variant of omicron too. So, need to be aware from it .
6. How to prevent Omicron Infection?
In order to prevent omicron infection, you should do preventive measures as for the covid previously. The following things can be done to prevent the omicron infection now.
- Wearing the mask properly
- maintain the social distance
- using hand sanitizer
- washing hands with soap
- get away from the crowd