Omicron: The more ‘intense’ symptom appearing in unvaccinated patients – doctor’s advice

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The chair of the South African Medical Association Dr Angelique Coetzee shared another warning sign that could be signalling the new Covid variant called Omicron. She first spotted the new strain, believed to have originated in southern Africa.

“Vaccinated people even recover quicker than unvaccinated people,” she added.

Myalgia is another symptom linked to the new variant that seems to be more “intense” for patients without their jab.

Myalgia occurs when your muscles ache and are in pain, according to Hopkins Medicine.

Dr Coetzee described this as feeling of “sore” muscles.

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The South African doctor listed these as the main symptoms of Omicron:

  • Sore muscles (myalgia)
  • Headache
  • Fatigue.

She noted that fatigue, which describes tiredness, lasts usually for a day or two.

Dr Coetzee said: “We ask people to get tested even if they wake up with a slight headache and are not feeling well. Please, come and let us double-check.”

Published at Tue, 14 Dec 2021 11:28:00 +0000

Omicron: The more ‘intense’ symptom appearing in unvaccinated patients – doctor’s advice

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