The subvariant of Ómicron, called BA.2 was first detected in Sweden on January 14 at the Uppsala Academic Laboratory. Up to now, three cases have been found of the COVID-19 virus mutation in that country.
However, those in charge of the laboratory reiterated what was established by health authorities in the world, since they emphasize that the greater the spread of the infection, the greater the risk of change, so new variants will emerge.
As we inform you in AmericanPost.News, the Omicron subvariant has become a new topic of study for specialists, as they are trying to find a way to combat the virus in any of its forms.
It is not yet known if BA.2 is more dangerous than Omicron and Delta
For now, the investigations they have not found if subvariant BA.2 is more dangerous than Omicron or Delta, although what has been discovered is that it is much more difficult to detect with the PCR test.
According to European media, the Ómicron subvariant already has little more than 400 cases in Denmark, Norway and India, however, describe her as stealthy. However, the Health Security Agency of the United Kingdom has reported that they have also already found possible cases of BA.2.
“The number of BA.2 cases is currently low, with the original Omicron lineage, BA.1, still dominant in the UK and further analysis will now be carried out,” it reported.
The Ómicron subvariant has not caused hospitalizations
However, preliminary studies in Denmark show that no difference in number of hospitalizations between those with BA.1 (original variant) and the BA.2 variant.
At this time, the Omicron subvariant is not yet designated a variant of concern, nor has it been shown to cause more severe disease than Omicron itself. However, scientists continue to study it. due to its high transmissibility.
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