According to Dr. David Lloyd, a general practitioner with an office in London (UK), parents need to be aware of unusual rashes on young children, as this sign is related to the Omicron variant. In addition to the rash, children infected with Omicron may also experience symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, and loss of appetite.
According to Dr. Lloyd, the first cases of the Omicron variant had slightly different symptoms from the earlier strain. Generally, approximately 15% of pediatric patients develop a rash when infected with the Omicron variant.
During the pandemic, the National Health Service in the United Kingdom has listed three main symptoms of COVID-19 that adults and children should be aware of. These are persistent cough, fever, and loss of smell or taste.
However, there are calls for expanding the list of symptoms because COVID-19 patients have many other symptoms. Preliminary data indicates that Omicron is more contagious but milder than the Delta variant that is common around the world. In the UK, there are now more than 400 cases of Omicron infection. Experts hope that this variant will not cause serious consequences like the Delta variant.
Professor Tim Spector said that in the next 10 days, there may be more Omicron cases in the UK than some countries on the travel restriction list. The professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London estimates that there are now at least 1,000-2,000 cases of the virus, and this number will double in the next two days. In the next 10 days, the number of cases in the UK will definitely be high.
“By then, we may have more Omicron cases than some African countries. So I think it’s a good idea to restrict travel first when the number of cases varies greatly between countries. But in terms of balance, this solution It’s not that important,” Professor Tim Spector said.