In Botswana, a new type of first-identified corona, Omicron, has spread to four more European countries. The countries are United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Czech Republic. The species was previously identified in Belgium, another European country. It is also known to be affected in the Netherlands.
According to the BBC, many countries around the world are on high alert for concerns over the new type of corona. Many have begun to take steps such as travel bans and restrictions in South African countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called Corona’s new strain “worrying.”
British Health Minister Sajid Javid said the two had been identified in Britain as omikron type. He said the two victims were recently involved in two separate trips to South Africa. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a series of measures to curb the spread of the virus.
Meanwhile, the German state of Bavaria’s health ministry said it had identified two patients with coronary amyloidosis. On November 24, they entered Germany from South Africa via Munich Airport. The affected people are now in isolation, according to the health ministry.
In Italy, too, there have been reports of a person being diagnosed with Omicron. According to the country’s National Institutes of Health, a corona has been identified in Milan, and the person is infected with the Omicron type. The man recently returned to Italy from Mozambique, a country bordering South Africa.
Meanwhile, a woman in a hospital in the northern city of Liberec in the Czech Republic, another European country, was diagnosed with an Omicron infection. One of the regional hospitals confirmed the news. The woman recently returned from Namibia, an African country, via South Africa and Dubai.
The virus has been identified in Botswana, Hong Kong, Belgium and Israel since it was first identified in South Africa.
A new strain of coronavirus has been identified. The World Health Organization describes it as a worrying form of corona. The whole world is worried about such a new spread. Travel ban is being issued. There is a new concern about this virus.
The latest to be identified is the most frequently genetically modified version of the coronavirus. The list of genetic mutations is so long that one scientist described it as frightening. Another scientist said the new species was the deadliest of the species he had seen.
The disease was first identified in a South African province. Within a few days, other African countries and Europe and Asia have been identified. It is feared that this type will spread to other parts of the world in the coming days.
The questions that come to mind now that this new strain has been identified are how quickly it can spread the infection and whether the strain can protect against the existing coronavirus vaccines. Although there is a lot of speculation, there is no clear answer right now.
The World Health Organization has given a new name to the coronavirus ‘Omicron’. Alpha and delta are named after the Greek alphabet, just as they were named earlier. Under the new name, the company has described Omicron as a “worrying type” of coronavirus.
The genes have changed genetically. Tulio de Oliveira, director of the South African Center for Epidemiological Response and Innovation, said Omicron had been “abnormally transformed” many times. It’s ‘a lot different’ than the types that have been spread so far. He added, “The species has surprised us a lot, it has gone through many stages of evolution and has changed its genetic makeup many times over.”
Oliveira added at the press conference that Omicron has changed form 50 times so far and Spike Protein has changed more than 30 times. Most viruses use this spike protein to enter the body’s cells, and most vaccines are made to target the spike protein.
There are more concerns in this new type. The part of the virus that first connects to the human body cell is called the receptor binding domain. That receptor binding domain of Omicron has changed form 10 times. This change occurred only twice in the case of the most contagious delta species identified so far.
Such genetic mutations are most likely to come from a patient who has not survived the virus. However, this transformation is not always bad. It is important to know where the genetic mutations actually end up.
However, the most worrying thing is that the first coronavirus to be identified in Wuhan, China, is very different from Omicron. This means that existing Covid vaccines, designed with the original Corona in mind, may not be as effective against the new type.
Some other genetic mutations have been reported before. From these, one can get an idea of the future transformation of Omicron.
Richard Lesles, a professor at KwaZulu-Natal University in South Africa, says the virus is more likely to spread from person to person. All this has put us in fear. It may even have some ability to penetrate our immune system. ‘
However, there are instances where many types of paper-pen seem dangerous but nothing is seen later. At the beginning of this year, everyone was worried about the beta type. Because, there was no better pair to dodge the immunity. But the Delta type spread more quickly around the world.
Cambridge University professor Ravi Gupta says Beta could do nothing but evade immunity. Delta had a high probability of infection and could also give a fair amount of immunity to the disease. But the new type of Omicron is equally adept at both.
Research on Omicron may also provide a clear idea of the type. But the real picture can be understood more quickly by observing how this type is spreading around the world. Although it is not possible to reach a conclusion about this type, there are concerns about the indications that are being found.