South African doctor names new symptoms of COVID-19 “Omicron” strain

Patients are currently experiencing influenza, dry cough, fever and night sweats when infected with the new COVID-19 “Omicron” strain. This was reported by Unben Pillay, a doctor from the Republic of South Africa, as quoted by TV channel 4 New York.

In this case, according to the doctor, the disease has so far manifested itself in a very mild form. However, he pointed out that it is too early to assert the mass character of these or other symptoms.

“We have seen patients with flu symptoms, dry cough, fever, night sweats and body aches. I think it correlates with all the other COVID-19 waves we’ve seen,” Pillay noted Nov. 29.

Earlier in the day, Mark Mendelso, professor and head of the department of infectious diseases at Cape Town Hospital, shared speculation about what to expect from the new COVID-19 strain. He said existing vaccines protect against severe illness with other strains of the virus, hospitalizations and death. And now there is no reason to think that it will be different with Omicron, the specialist noted.