The Omicron variant of Covid-19 continues to spread at high speed across the world and some sufferers have noticed one of the most troublesome symptoms.
A few weeks after its appearance, the Omicron variant has already infected a good part of the population. Although the Minister of Health Olivier Véran has already made a point on this variant a priori more contagious but less dangerous, scientists around the world continue to discover certain effects as positive cases multiply. The symptoms of Omicron, unlike those of other variants of Covid-19, are very similar to those of the flu or even a common cold, hence the need to redouble our vigilance and continue to apply barrier gestures. According to the American CDC (Center for Disease Control) whose remarks were taken up in the Sun, people with Covid-19 can now have “many different symptoms“.
Among these symptoms, the CDC just added diarrhea to the list as a possible sign of contamination to the Omicron variant, in addition to being one of the possible symptoms of other variants of the coronavirus. NBC Chicago also clarified that people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have diarrhea or other intestinal problems. According to studies by John Hopkins Medicine, about 20% of people with already weak immune systems could have diarrhea shortly after catching Covid-19.
The Omicron variant has many symptoms
Note, however, that diarrhea can be a symptom of pathologies other than Covid-19 and that it is not not the most common symptom of the variant Omicron or other variants. A severe fatigue, breathing problems, body aches, headaches, scratchy throat or runny nose can be, when combined, signs that a person has Covid-19. As Olivier Véran pointed out, vaccination remains the most effective way out of the pandemic. “You can catch Covid-19 after having received three doses of the vaccine, but your risk of being hospitalized is at least tenfold compared to someone who is not vaccinated or someone who is only partially vaccinated”.
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