The loss of taste and smell was previously the most distinctive sign of COVID-19, but the most recent variation is now exhibiting a brand-new symptom: night sweats.
According to IFL Science, the prevalent strain of the virus is the subvariant BA.5, sometimes referred to as the Omicron variant’s brother and containing BA.4.
The CDC estimates that the BA.5 strain is responsible for 65 percent of COVID infections in just the US.
Professor Luke O’Neill, a biochemistry professor at Trinity College Dublin, stated in an interview with the Irish radio station NewsTalk that night sweats were an “additional” symptom of the subvariant he saw.
Isn’t that odd, he asked.
These subvariants are very effective in suppressing immunological reactions. Before, after one cycle, a person who had contracted SARS-CoV-2 was thought to be immune to the virus. This is no longer the case with the subvariants.
Healthcare specialists are concerned about the BA.5’s capacity to spread infection again.
According to Professor O’Neill, the variations in symptoms were partially brought on by genetic alterations within the virus.
He said that the virus’s small modifications “could result in a little different illness.”
Strangely enough, night sweats are a symptom.