How do I know if I have been infected with omicron BA.2? , It seems that this variant is usually not identified in COVID tests of antigens and PCR.
A few weeks ago it became known that Omicronhas a variant that the scientific community identified as BA.2.
The first case was detected in our country at the end of January and around the world it is already present in 57 nations
But after all this, what are the agents that allow you to differentiate if he gave you omicron with BA.2 from other variants?
In the first place, its high contagion capacity stands out. An investigation revealed that 39 percent of people infected with the BA.2 subvariant would likely infect others in their households, compared to 29 percent of carriers of the original version.
In addition, it seems to ‘turn around’ COVID tests for antigens and PCR. So you may be infected, but your test comes back negative.
Meanwhile, the omicron subvariant appears to be more contagious, but data so far doesn’t show it to be more dangerous or to evade vaccine protection, said Scott Gottlieb, a former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration.
According to data from a Danish household study, unvaccinated individuals were more likely to be infected with the omicron subvariant compared to those with a full vaccination schedule as well as booster doses.