Called Similar to the Common Flu, These are the 2 Most Common Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 Symptoms


Symptoms of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 need to be watched out for by the public. The reason is, these two subvariants are believed to be more infectious than the original strain and other variants. Even the incubation period only takes 1 to 3 days to trigger symptoms.

Even though it is said to be more contagious, the Chair of the Infection Working Group, the Central Management of the Indonesian Lung Doctors Association (PDPI), Dr. Erlina Burhan, said that the recovery period from the new Omicron subvariant infection was faster than the other variants.

“The incubation period is fast, 1 to 3 days, you immediately start showing symptoms, but you don’t need to worry because the recovery (healing) is also fast. Experts agree that reports from various countries have almost the same symptoms, considered more infectious than BA.2,” said Dr Erlina in a statement. online discussion, Sunday (12/6/2022).

So, what are the most common Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 symptoms? Check out the following information.

Most Common Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 Symptoms

On a different occasion, Dr. Erlina revealed the most common symptoms of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 can be cough and sore throat.

“The data in Indonesia from 57 cases generally is cough. Delta is fever, now cough and sore throat, runny nose, flu. It feels like flu. But then from our patients who are hospitalized, cough and sore throat are very dominant ,” he said.

The two symptoms of the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants are indeed very similar to the common cold, so they are often underestimated by the public. In fact, it is very important to keep getting checked even if you only experience mild symptoms.

“Because it’s like the flu, people are lazy to do SWAB. Even though this is important for tracing and proper treatment,” he said.

Dr. Erlina also reminded, don’t just come to the hospital when the symptoms of COVID-19 are in the severe category, such as shortness of breath.

“So cough, sore throat, you have to get yourself checked. Don’t wait for shortness of breath because it means lung damage has occurred, lack of oxygen, and this is dangerous,” he continued.

Previously, Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants were reported to have 57 cases in Indonesia as of 17 June 2022. 10 of them were BA.4 cases, while the other 47 were BA.5 cases.

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