Croatia. The first infections with Omikron – Events at INTERIA.PL

– We do not know yet how these people became infected a new variant of the coronavirusbecause they have not traveled outside Croatia recently. We suspect that the infection took place at a business meeting attended by foreigners. All participants of the meeting were called to conduct tests and are currently in quarantine – said epidemiologist Bernard Kaić working at the Institute of Public Health.

Infected people do not have strong symptoms of the disease – reported the Croatian daily “Dnevnik”. So far, around 52% of people in Croatia have been fully vaccinated. population.

The information so far shows that infection with the coronavirus omicron variant causes mild symptoms, but it is still unknown what course it may have in people at risk.

Variant of Omikron has as many as 50 mutations, 32 of which are found in the spike protein. What does it mean? As the doctor Bartosz Fiałek explains, it is the number of changes in the genetic material relative to the base variant. For comparison, the Delta variant has 13 of these mutations, and according to some data, 15 or 17.

COVID-19 cases have increased sharply in certain regions of South Africa over the past month, announcing a fourth pandemic wave dominated by the Omikron variant. Since the discovery of the new COVID-19 variant was reported by South African scientists, cases have been reported around the world.


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