First known US Omicron case found in California

The new variant which mutated in ways that health experts think that this could improve its ability to both spread and evade some of the defenses provided by vaccines.

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The United States on Wednesday found out a Covid case caused by the Omicron Variant, it was found in a fully vaccinated patient in California who travelled from South Africa, as scientists continue to study the risks the new version could cause.

The infected person had delicate and improving symptoms when he came back to US from Africa on November twenty two and tested positive seven days later.

According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the patient was fully vaccinated but he did not have a booster shot. One of the top US infections disease official informed the White House. The patient is in self-isolation and his family members and close contacts have been tested negative.

The new variant which mutated in ways that health experts think that this could improve its ability to both spread and evade some of the defenses provided by vaccines. They are working on vaccines to improve them.

Omicron has been found in many countries, including several in Europe plus Canada, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Israel. The United States has not found the community transmission of Omicron. Three-quarters of all Covid samples in South Africa are now Omicron.

“The critical thing is, over the next week or so, will we see any community transmission from that case,” said Andy Pekosz, virologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “That’s a important factor that we wish to stay an eye fixed on.” Pekosz aforesaid the variant might create the comparatively new set of antiviral pills from Merck and Pfizer additional necessary by serving to to scale back the severity of infections.

The World Health Organization aforesaid that the variant united of the priority on Friday. The US has prohibited nearly all foreigners WHO are in one among eight southern African countries. On Tuesday, the bureau directed airlines to disclose names and different info of passengers WHO are to those countries.

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