Coronavirus: Experts warn, do not ignore these two symptoms of Covid
Coronavirus cases of coronavirus infection are seen increasing once again around the world. This time Omicron's variants are the reason behind it. In such a situation, experts are warning about two symptoms of Covid-19. Let's learn about them.
Coronavirus: Omicron's BA.2 sub-variant is currently dominating most countries of the world. Meanwhile, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has expressed concern over the sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5, which are currently causing a surge in cases of Covid-19 infection in South Africa.
"In many countries, we are unaware of how the virus is mutating. We do not know what is going to happen next," he said. The head of the ZOE Covid study app, Professor Tim Spector, expressed concerns and provided information about two new sub-variants of Omicron via YouTube amid these concerns.
BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants of Omicron
In April, scientists in South Africa discovered two new sub-variants of Omicron known as BA.4 and BA.5. Although Omicron continues to dominate the BA.2 stealth, the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants are believed to be more contagious than BA.2. Along with this, they also can avoid immunity from the vaccine.
According to Spector, BA.4 and BA.5 will not immediately pose a risk. However, he and his team are keeping a close eye on these new variants, as cases continue to rise rapidly in South Africa. Along with this, the professor mentioned two such symptoms that need to be taken seriously. Let us know about these two symptoms.
Loss of aroma
Loss of smell was a common symptom during the outbreak of delta infection. Most people infected with the delta variant experienced respiratory symptoms. This condition is also called anosmia, in which people lose their sense of smell. It can be for a short time or it can be for a long time. Pro. According to Tim Spector, a loss of aroma is a symptom that should not be taken lightly.
According to Professor Spector, tinnitus, also known as ringing in the ear, is another symptom to be taken seriously. This suggests that another part of the body is being affected by the infection, something internal, which is closer to the brain. Pro. Spector and his team surveyed to examine the prevalence of tinnitus among people affected by COVID-19. It was found that 19 percent or one in five of those infected with Covid had ear problems.
Signs of tinnitus
The symptoms of tinnitus can be different from person to person. Some people may hear a loud whistling sound, while some may hear a slight. Tinnitus may look like this:
- Ringing the bell
- Clock ticking
- To pass something quickly
- Rapid heartbeat
Other symptoms of Omicron
In addition to these two symptoms, Omicron also has other symptoms:
- Persistent cough
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Body pain
- Gastrointestinal troubles
Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.