Knowledge of the BA.2 sub-variant of covid is being refined over time. Discover below, the 17 symptoms most often listed in patients.
The 30% more transmissible BA.1 (Omicron) subvariant BA.2 does not appear to cause more severe symptoms.
“After adjusting for age, previous infections, sex, or even ethnic origin, the risk of hospitalization and severe form [du Covid-19] with BA.2 (0.87) would be even lower than with BA.1” explains the British health agency, quoted by Médisite.
But how do you know if you are dealing with Omicron (BA.1) or its little brother BA.2?
Thanks to the ZOE Covid application, in which the English list their symptoms in the event of infection, discover the 17 symptoms most reported by patients, which are similar to those of a cold, associated with contamination with the sub-variant BA.2.
- runny nose
- sore throat
- persistent cough
- hoarse voice
- unusual joint pain
- sore eyes
- loss of smell
- muscle aches
- swollen glands
- loss of appetite
- chest pain
These symptoms are obviously not cumulative. But presenting several of them may suggest contamination with the BA.2 sub-variant.