Omicron B.1.1.529 OR NU New Covid Variant Virus Symptoms & Causes, South Africa New Strain latest Updates Available Here: Here is the one more concern coming from the WHO that the new virus detected in South Africa is completely different and be worried for concern for all countries across the world. On this page, we discuss B.1.1.529 Variant, Omicron country-wise new cases today, symptoms, vaccine effectiveness against this new Covid Variant, Treatments, Test kit and all latest news regarding this new variant of CoronaVirus-19.
What is Omicron B.1.1.529 Variant Virus?
Before jumping to any further update regarding this virus let firstly talk about what we know about this south Africa new variant:
On Friday, WHO Named the South Africa new Variant named by Nu B.1.1.529, likely the other variants as Alpha and Delta variants named by greek Code Name. It is likely that this mutant virus named will be confirmed called As “Omicron” OR Nu. Prof Tulio de Oliveira, the director of the Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation in South Africa said there was an “unusual constellation of mutations” and that it was “very different” to other variants that recently spread accorss the world. According to recent updates, This B.1.1529 Variant have almost 50 mutations and more than 30 on the spike protein which is the target of most vaccine-like Covishield, Covaxin or sputnik. We can call that Spike protein is the door for viruses to enter into body cells.
|Variant Name||Omicron B.1.1.529 African variant|
|Also knowns as||Botswana delta variant OR Nu|
|First Case Found||Botswana|
|new Symptoms||Not Found|
|Similar to Delta Variant||No|
|Will the ‘Omicron’ variant bypass Covid-19 vaccines||Not Available|
Country Wise Omicron B.1.1.529 Cases
This page is frequently updated on daily basis and In this table, we mentioned the country or region wise Cases of the Omicron B11529 Virus:
Is Omicron B.1.1.529 South Africa variant Deadly?
Now, let’s go a little bit deeper about mutations and the receptor-binding domain (RBD) that is also a part of every covid variant and it has 10 mutants of that as compared delta has only two mutants that swept the world.
If you ask, Is this South Africa New Variant is the concern? Yes, the main reason is that it is radically different from the original virus of covid that emerged in Wuhan, China. Till now the vaccines and treatment are prepared according to the covid-19 variant and the vaccine is effective on this virus or not will be mainly concerned for every country health organization.
B.1.1.529 Strain Latest Update
On 8 January 2022: India’s daily Covid cases top 1.40 lakh, Omicron count mounts to 3,071
On 1, December 2021: First Confirmed Case of Omicron Variant Detected in the United States
On 27, November 2021: WHO Renamed the Nu B.1.1.529 Virus as Omicron
On 26, November 2021: the UK, Singapore, Israel, Germany, Italy and many countries stopped the flights from South Africa, Botswana and four other African nations.
Total 100 Plus cases have been detected that is linked with this virus. Whereas 4 are from Botswana and 2 from Hong Kong, 1 Confirmed case from Israel and Belgium country
On 22 November 2021, we detected a group of related SARS-CoV-2 viruses in South Africa named the B.1.1.529 lineage.
B.1.1.529 Variant Symptoms, & Causes
Currently, No new Symptoms was detected. As the Symptoms, & causes are reported to be similar as delta or another variant.
We update this page if anything else update was officially released by World Health Organization.
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