Affected patients have been quarantined, contact tracing of affected persons is being done.
The Ministry of Health said that despite the change in the types of corona, vaccination and SOPs must be followed, all approved vaccines are highly effective in preventing the epidemic, the Ministry of Health has urged citizens to be vaccinated and said that vaccines Booster should also be applied to both doses and eligible persons.
The discovery of Omicron has made the already frightened world even more terrified.
As most people are aware of the fact that viruses have the ability to transform themselves which is called mutation in scientific language. Can be used naturally or artificially inside laboratories. This is called “biological warfare”.
Omecron was first identified in Botswana and South Africa. This new strain of the corona virus has alarmed scientists and public health experts because of the large number of mutations it has caused at the same time. If a virus undergoes major changes, there is a risk that the new strain could have the potential to spread more rapidly and make the vaccine in use ineffective.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has described Omekron as a “worrying type” and warned that the global risks could be severe.
Health officials in the UK say a booster dose (third injection) of the vaccine will be given within two months to boost the immune system of all adults in the country. The diet is recommended for people over 18 years of age, front line health and social care workers, elderly people living in old houses, people between the ages of 16 and 49 who are already suffering from other diseases. Are
It is to be noted that the third dose of Corona vaccine is already being administered in the UK.
Omekron was confirmed in the United States on December 1 when a passenger returned to California from South Africa. Although the man had received both doses of the vaccine, he still showed symptoms of the disease. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
Worryingly, vaccinations against corona have been completed in most of these states. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has instructed airlines to provide the names and contacts of all passengers Provide information on those who have been on flights to the United States since November 29 and who have been in South Africa for the past two weeks.
Much is still unknown about Omecron, including whether it has the potential to cause more transmission and more serious disease, although there is some evidence that it can infect people more easily. Omecron can cause only minor illnesses, but surprisingly it has also been shown that omecron is affecting young people more as seen in Africa.
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, etc. to make it easier to define these types. ‘ came.
But the system has left out the next two letters in the alphabetical order, Nu and Xi. The Delta, which has been identified for the first time in India, has been plaguing the world community for more than a year and a half.
The good news is that the current PCR is also available as an authoritative test for the diagnosis of omecron, which can easily diagnose all types of corona virus, including omecron, while steroids and interleukin 6 receptor blockers for treatment. ‘Which can be used for patients infected with coronavirus’ is also available for use in omecron cases but it is too early to say how effective these drugs are against omecron.
The WHO is currently in contact with a large number of researchers around the world to understand omecron. Soon there will be guidance and information on its diagnosis, symptoms, severity of infection, vaccine performance, tests and treatment. Will
Effective measures to reduce the spread of Omekron virus including a physical distance of at least 1 meter from others, use of a well-fitting face mask, ventilated environment, avoid crowded places, clean hands and elbow for coughing or sneezing. Or the use of tissue, etc. is inevitable.
Fortunately, the prevalence of omecron in Pakistan is low. It is imperative to follow all safety SOPs and guidelines to deal with this and in addition all stakeholders including NCOCs, health authorities, provincial governments and the public have to play their full role in this situation.