Sao Paulo: Brazilian health officials have reported the first confirmed case of an Omicron variant in Latin America on two travelers returning from South Africa.
The State of São Paulo Health Department said a 41-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were isolated. They were tested on November 25, when they showed mild symptoms of the disease.
Latin America suffers severely from the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 600,000 reported deaths in Brazil alone, and analysts believe it is underestimated.
Brazil does not require COVID-19 vaccination from foreign travelers entering the country.
Earlier on Tuesday, Japan and France reported the first case of the Omicron mutant, but new findings indicate that the mutant coronavirus was already in Europe nearly a week before South Africa sounded the alarm. .. South African authorities reported the presence of a highly mutated virus to the World Health Organization last Wednesday, November 24th.
As some health officials suspect, there are many new variants, such as whether it is more contagious, whether it makes people more seriously ill, and whether it can block the vaccine. Remains unknown.
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Brazil sees the first two confirmed cases of Omicron in Latin America
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