The WHO reported that the number of cases of COVID-19 in the world increased by 80% in a month. In particular, the Eris strain, a new sub-variant of Omicron, has been identified in 51 countries, including China, the USA, Great Britain and others.
Molecular genetic monitoring of COVID-19 pathogens is being carried out in the Russian Federation, experts are monitoring which new strains appear. For example, the new Eris, according to Rospotrebnadzor, has not yet become widespread in Russia, but such risks exist. The fact is that “Eris” is able to spread faster and better evade the developed immunity. So far, 17 cases of Eris disease have been identified in the Russian Federation – this is only 0.24% of all cases of coronavirus infection from April to August. “The symptoms are the same as those of previous diseases: cough, runny nose, fever, sore throat and a feeling of tightness in the chest,” the department reminds. Most people experience a mild illness, but the elderly and those with weakened immune systems may experience a more severe course.
Doctors warn that as the season of colds approaches, when children return to schools and kindergartens, they need to be more careful about prevention.
“It is necessary to wash your hands regularly, if possible avoid crowded places, as well as close contact with people who have obvious symptoms of a respiratory disease,” said aif.ru infectious diseases doctor, candidate of medical sciences, associate professor of the Department of Infectious Diseases in Children of the Russian National Research Medical University. Pirogov Ivan Konovalov.
By the way, these rules should be observed for the prevention of any respiratory infections, the rise of which is just around the corner.
By September, the developers promise an updated vaccine against COVID-19.