Covid: what are the main symptoms reported by patients affected by the BA.5 variant?

Covid: what are the main symptoms reported by patients affected by the BA.5 variant?

While the BA.5 variant is the most common in France, an update on the main symptoms reported by patients.

While 87,562 Covid-positive cases were recorded in the last 24 hours by Public Health France, we know more about the symptoms of the BA.5 variant, which has been the majority in France for several weeks.

The first data reported by Public Health France reported several main symptoms: fatigue (72% of cases), cough and fever (56%), headache (50%), runny nose (49%) , body pain (39%), pain. throat (38%), nausea and vomiting (17%), loss of taste and smell (16%), diarrhea (15%), difficulty breathing (14%).

But an additional symptom often occurs according to immunologist Luke O’Neil, of Trinity College Dublin. In an interview given to Irish radio Newstalk and taken by Femina, the expert spoke night sweats.

Sore throat, the most common symptom?

“The disease is a bit different because the virus changes, he said there is some resistance to that, obviously there are T cells and so on, and that mix of your immune system and the virus being a bit different can result in a slightly different disease, Night sweats are a strange part But, and this is very important, if you are vaccinated and given the booster it will not progress to severe disease, this is the message that we need to keep reminding people.

For his part, Professor Tim Spector, showed that another common symptom is specific to the BA.5 variant. It is a sore throat, which has become, according to data from the “Covid ZOE” analysis application, the symptom most reported by patients. “If you have cold symptoms now, it’s more likely to be Covid”, said Tim Spector, as quoted by The Mirror.

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