Covid: “BA.5 replaces BA.2”, what are the first symptoms of the new variant?

The new variant boosts the number of daily contaminations. Here is how it manifests.

the covid, Here we go again ? After months of calm and a lifting of restrictions which seemed to be well installed, now the virus who has been rotting the life of the whole world for two and a half years is making a comeback.

In question, of new variants which come to panic the counters. This time it’s BA.4 and BA.5 who put their grain of salt and explode – again – the number of infections.

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Only 3% asymptomatic

In its epidemiological update of June 23, Public Health France (SPF) confirms “the gradual replacement of BA.2 by BA.5 whose detection is up sharply (41%)”.

According to SPF, “out of more than 300 confirmed or possible cases (301)” of BA.4 and BA.5, only 3% were asymptomatic.

here are the symptoms the most frequent encountered with the (288) cases of BA.4 and BA.5 studied:

– Asthenia (fatigue), 75.7% of cases.

– Cough, 58.3% of cases.

– Headaches, 52.1% of cases.

– Runny nose, 50.7% of cases.

Note, the return of theageusia (loss of taste, 17% of cases) andanosmia (loss of smell, 16.7% of cases), symptoms from variant Delta who had disappeared with the first Omicron, BA.1 and BA.2.

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