Omicron sub-variant BA.4 and BA.5: Concerning Omicron’s variants BA.4 and BA.5, experts have worried that if the right steps aren’t taken to stop infection, it will spread to other states as well.
Coronavirus infections are getting worse all over the world, including India, and cases of Omicron sub-variant BA.4 and BA.5 have been reported. The subtypes BA.4 and BA.5 of Omicron have been found in India, but it is good news that so far only cases in Maharashtra have been reported. But experts are worried that if the right steps aren’t taken to stop the spread of infection, it could happen in other states as well.
How dangerous are Omicron’s sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5?
In some countries, the sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5 of the coronavirus have caused concern, but the risk is low in India. Experts say that these are all different kinds of Omicron, so their effects will be less noticeable in India because the people there already have a strong immune system against Omicron. But there is a need to be careful about these variants, and surveillance has been stepped up in this area.
Different Symptoms of BA.4 and BA.5 in People
Experts say that it is very important to keep an eye on the symptoms of infected patients because the symptoms of BA.4 and BA.5 have been seen differently in different people. Common symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, and abdominal pain, sore throat, a cough may occur when infected with Omicron sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5.
What did WHO say about BA.4 and BA.5?
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the Omicron sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5 are not “Variants of Concern” because they are not very serious. The WHO says that these two sub-variants don’t have as bad of symptoms and aren’t as contagious as the first two. But at the same time, the World Health Organization has said that patients in different countries need to be watched.