Since the discovery of a new strain of COVID-19, it has been named after Variable OmicronHealth authorities have sought to prevent a spike in infections around the world. However, despite the lack of information on this topic, the first cases have already reached Mexico.
During the afternoon of Thursday 23 December, Minister of Health (in a) state new lion It was reported that it was discovered Six new cases of the Omicron variant.
Two of them were detected thanks to the sanitary filters that are made in the area Mariano Escobedo International Airport. While others appeared in the municipalities of Monterrey and Montemorelos, the latter located about 85 kilometers to the south.
According to the head of SSa, Alma Rosa MarroquinThese are four men aged 24, 25, 35 and 86, and two women, aged 35 and 74, two of whom have been hospitalized but have already been discharged. He also commented that four of the six had already been vaccinated with their full scheme.
“It’s an important alert, our numbers are good, but A variable micron is still a hazard “It is important for all societies, what is remarkable about the alternative is that the sense of smell is rarely lost, and it is estimated that about 10 percent lose their sense of smell,” Rosa Marroquin said at a press conference. “
The chief of health estimated that in a few weeks the virus will be dominant, because according to her statements, “It is four times more contagious than the original variant of COVID-19.”
“It is a variable that is distributed very easily, and It is estimated that over the next few weeks it will be the dominant alternative in our stateIt is four times more contagious than the original alternative,” he noted.
On the other hand, in the state of Hidalgo It was recorded that there are already 3 people infected From the Omicron variant. The first case concerned a 30-year-old woman with a history of travel to Italy and London. It is known that he has informed the health authorities that he has a complete biological schedule vaccination schedule from Pfizer.
With that I will give A total of 34 Mexicans with the Omicron . variant Because on December 21 the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Hugo Lopez GatelAnd He commented that until that day, 23 people had been recorded infected with the new strain.
At a morning press conference, the epidemiologist confirmed that patients He had mild symptoms Without the need for hospitalization except Initial state It was only to study them and it is confirmed, not hit to any of your contacts.
According to data from SSa, cases have been identified in Tamaulipas, Two women and one man; Mexico City, 10 men and 6 women, and the state of mexico, 4 men and 2 women. At the same time Sinaloa You have suspicious The sample is still in the process of sequencing.
The official explained that three samples Corresponds to those previously studied by the Secretariat. Meanwhile, the remaining twenty were recognized by the National Institute of Health, and indicated, Not reported to the national epidemiological surveillance system.
Urging the Undersecretary Don’t generalize or draw ‘strong’ conclusions Around Perspective of the new strain, as a result of the “few” cases recorded in Mexico.
Doubt the warning from World Health Organization (Who is the) on the expansion of the micron in the world, Lopez Gatell highlighted it Studies about their behavior are not yet conclusive.
However, he stressed that the progress made so far, some indications point to the possibility Portability can be double from the alternative deltaBut he stressed, “We cannot attribute their behavior exclusively to the genes of the viruses, it depends on social context”.
according to Virus aggressiveness, note that the evidence shows that microns It has not been shown to be more aggressive. Although, he recalls, the information may change according to the progress of studies.
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