Covid – 7th wave: the BA.5 variant changes the disease, what is the new classification of the most common symptoms?

The English have established a new classification of the manifestations of the disease. In question, the new variant BA.5, now dominant.

The wave BA.5 sweeps across the world. Dominant over most of the globe, the subvariant of Omicron offer to covid a new outbreak.

But who says new variant also says new symptom.

In its epidemiological update of June 23, Public Health France established a first classification of symptoms of the most common BA.5. To know :

– Asthenia (fatigue), 75.7% of cases.

– Cough, 58.3% of cases.

– Headaches, 52.1% of cases.

– Runny nose, 50.7% of cases.

With a notable return of ageusia (loss of taste, 17% of cases) and anosmia (loss of smell, 16.7% of cases), symptoms of variant Delta which had disappeared with the first Omicron, BA.1 and BA.2.

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A study which was carried out with 288 cases of BA.4 and BA.5 studied.

Our British neighbors are also facing the BA.5 wave. In the week of June 29, they recorded 2.7 million cases, 400,000 more than the previous week.

In England, patients can – via the ZOE application – report their symptoms. This Tuesday, the national media are echoing notable changes in the most frequent symptoms. 58% of app users report a sore throat, the most common symptom. Follow the headachethe stuffy nose and the cough.

“If you have symptoms of common cold right now it’s almost twice as likely to be Covid”, says Professor Tim Spector, epidemiologist and head of the application. A scientist who, like the profession, continues to hammer home that the best way to protect yourself against the disease remains vaccination.

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