What is Omicron? What are the precautions of Omicron Virus?

New variants of the coronavirus have started wreaking havoc in the world. The latest variation is called Omicron. It was initially detected in South Africa on 24 November 2021and was reported to WHO on 8 November the first patient infected with this virus was found in South Africa. According to the WHO, due to more mutation in the omicron variant, it can be effective in the corona epidemic on a large scale. This variant is riskier than the delta plus variant. The symptoms of Omicron are similar to those of beta rather than delta. 

In India Omicron variant was first detected in Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat.

OMICRON SYMPTOMS

The symptoms of Omicron generally start with body ache, generalized headache, weakness, and fever in the initial days, and eventually, they might also develop a cough which is sometimes dry. There is water from the nose, sneezing, and other symptoms, along with a cold.

The new covid variant ‘omicron’ most common symptoms are cough, fever, tiredness, loss of taste or smell.

Severe symptoms for the new covid variant omicron are difficulty breathing.

PRECAUTIONS

Slowing the spread of the coronavirus by social distancing is a successful strategy. Social distancing implies avoiding close biological connections with others to break the chain of covid19. It also includes staying a home distance of 2-6 feet. It means avoiding crowds to limit the likelihood of catching or spreading a virus. In practice, it means postponing concerts, festivals, international events, traveling, outdoor exercise, cinema halls, and closing schools colleges to reduce the risk of coming into contact with respiratory droplets people produce when they speak, cough, or sneeze.

Social distancing aims to reduce the spread of the omicron virus. Because there is no proper medicine, social distancing is the best way to protect ourselves and our society from dangerous diseases. The government is taking many actions to protect from the omicron disease; it is also our duty to follow all the social distancing and stop the spread of the disease.

FACE MASK

A face mask will help control the stretch of illness and prevent airborne germs; Mask stops the spread of covid19. A face mask is the main weap[on to fight again coronavirus.

Types of masks:

  • Cotton mask
  • Double-ply cotton mask 
  • Surgical masK
  • N95 mask.

Omicron and its precautions

WASHING OF HAND

Germs are bacteria, yeast, and viruses that cause sickness and infection so minor you can see them germs are always in your hand germs can be spread to other parts of your body the person you are caring for anything you touch wash your hands after you touch anything bloody or dirty cough sneeze or blow your nose hands. Wash your hand before touching their hand. Drink food core for a patient use the toilet good hand washing need to wash for 25-30 seconds .best to wash with soap and water to remove germs and chemicals on them using soap to wash hands more effectively than water alone.

When hands are not visibly filthy, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that includes at least 60 percent alcohol. Scrubbing your hand for at least 20 to 30 seconds is most effective. Germs like to hide under fingernails. Make sure to clean there too.

Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol concentration if soap and water aren’t accessible. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer can quickly kill most types of germs on the hands but may not kill various kinds of bacteria and viruses. It would benefit if you cleaned your hands before eating or restroom and using the bathroom.

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HOW TO FIGHT OMICRON AT HOME

The immune system can aid in the battle against the highly contagious omicron strain. Eat nutritious food, including vitamin ‘C’ vitamin ‘D,’ avoid processed food, sleep exercise properly. Fight omicron with these simple types boosts immunity.

EAT NUTRIENTS FOOD

To make an immunity vital diet play an essential role home-cooked food rich in fiber, vitamin ‘C’ micronutrient and green leafy vegetables and fruits to give a boost a health cure some food help to fight to Omicron, millets, ghee, honey, ginger, amla, turmeric, vitamin’s.’ 

Omicron and its precautions

INCLUDE VITAMIN ‘C’

Vitamin’C’ boosts your immunity. Vitamin C is chemically known as ascorbic acid, and one can find it in various sources of fruits and vegetables.

Vitamin ‘c’ rich food red bell pepper, guava, brussels sprout, kiwi, mango, tomato, strawberries, oranges, papaya, amla, broccoli.

Omicron and its precautions

AVOID PROCESS FOOD

Process food is terrible for health process food. Process food contains a high amount of sugar, low quality of fat, artificial ingredients refine carbohydrates higher consumption of such food the risk of many diseases. Chemically processed food is also called ultra-process food.

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