An immunologist has warned that the new strain of the Covid-19 virus, BA-5, can cause various symptoms – including those that appear at night.
BA.5 is a highly contagious subtype of Omicron that is causing concern as it is contributing to a new wave of infection worldwide.
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Scientists have found differences with previous strains, including the ability to re-infect people weeks after contracting Covid-19. A prominent immunologist has now suggested that there may be a new presentation for this strain.
“An additional symptom of BA.5 I’ve seen this morning is night sweats,” Luke O’Neill, a professor at Trinity College Dublin, told Irish radio station Newstock. He added, “Isn’t it strange?”
According to the official, “the disease is a little different because the virus has changed” and “there’s some immunity to it – obviously with T cells and so on – and this combination of the immune system with the slightly different virus, can lead to a slightly different disease, with night sweats a hallmark.” “.
“But most importantly, if you are vaccinated and boosted, the infection will not develop into a serious disease and that is the message to continue to remind people,” he cautioned.
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