Omicron Study: The world’s fastest-spreading Omicron variant is not targeting the lungs much, due to which it is less lethal. This information has been given in the media citing recent research. It was told in the media report that research done on rats and other small creatures hamster showed that this variant causes less damage to the lungs and most of its effect remains up to the nose, throat and windpipe.
Omicron is not fatal
Earlier coronaviruses used to badly affect the process of breathing by creating wounds in the lungs and this ended their ability to contract and spread. It has been told in the media report that it would be quite correct to say that Omicron is causing upper respiratory tract infection and is less lethal than the earlier variants. Biologist Ronald Eils of the Berlin Institute of Health said that this variant affects the respiratory tract of the infected organism and in one research it has also been found that the level of Omicron in the lungs was one-tenth of the total infection load or It was found to be much less as compared to other variants.
The first case came in South Africa
It is worth mentioning that before this, it was said in many other researches that Omicron is not as deadly as the Delta variant of Corona and there is also evidence of this. Omicron was first detected in South Africa and Botswana in the last month of November and gradually spread to South Africa, with 26,000 cases reported daily by mid-December.
Omicron cases in 100 countries
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this virus is present in more than 100 countries of the world and it can also infect people who have received both the corona vaccines or had corona infection before. It has also been found that the rate of hospitalization has not been seen in people due to its infection, but still people have been advised to be careful. At present, the cases of Omicron in India have increased to 1,431.
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