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The epicenter of the Omicron mutant, 10% of inpatients are under 2 years old-Bloomberg

About 10% of people hospitalized in Tsuwane, South Africa, the epicenter of the new variant of the new coronavirus, Omicron, are children under the age of two. The National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NICD) in South Africa has revealed.

In South Africa, which is in the fourth wave of infection, hospitalization of children has increased from the initial stage, but the same tendency was seen in the third wave, which was centered on Delta strains, said NICD public health expert Washira. Mr Jasato pointed out.

South African scientists first identified the Omicron strain last week. Symptoms are said to be mild, but the actual risk is still unknown. Governments have issued travel restrictions, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the emergence of Omicron strains could lead to a rapid spread of infection with “significant consequences.”

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