what are the symptoms of the current variant, BA.5 of Omicron?

A new wave of Covid-19 has threatened France for more than a week. Pollution is increasing again, as are hospitalizationsraising fears of a complicated winter in hospitals with flu and bronchiolitis raging at the same time.

The person responsible for this resurgence of the epidemic: the Omicron variant of Covid-19 and more precisely its BA.5 subvariant who represented 93.5% of Omicron variant sublines in early November according to data from Public Health France. The BA.5 variant was first identified in South Africa and is easier to transmit than BA.2. This gives it the opportunity to impose itself, especially due to its ability to re-infect people who were infected a few months ago.

The symptoms of this variant are quite common: fatigue, cough, fever and headache. Others can also affect infected people, such as loss of taste and/or smell, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

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