WHO Still Recommends 14-Day Quarantine For Covid Patients: Reportby Harsh Sultaniya consultant
Geneva Although utmost people recover from COVID-19 within five to seven days of the onset of symptoms, the World Health Organization (WHO) still recommends a 14- day counterblockade, an functionary from the association told a press briefing on Tuesday.
Still, said Abdi Mahamud from WHO's COVID-19 Incident Management Support Team, countries must make opinions about the duration of counterblockade grounded on their individual situations.
In countries with low infections, a longer counterblockade time could help keep case figures as low as possible, he explained. In places with raw cases, still, shorter insulations may be justified in order to keep countries running, he added.
The WHO sanctioned told intelligencers that it was possible to be infected by both influenza and COVID-19. Still, since the two are separate contagions that attack the body in different ways, there's" little threat"of them combining into a new contagion.
According to the WHO, as of December 29, 2021, some 128 countries had reported cases of the Omicron variant. In South Africa, which had seen a sharp increase in cases followed by a fairly rapid-fire drop-off, hospitalization and death rates have remained low.
Still, the situation won't be the same in other countries, Mahamud said.
"While the rearmost studies all point to the fact that the Omicron variant affects the upper respiratory system rather than the lungs, which is good news, high- threat individualities and the unvaccinated could still get gravely ill from that variant,"he added.
Mahamud said that the Omicron variant could catch other strains in a matter of weeks, especially in areas with a large number of susceptible people- primarily those who are unvaccinated.
In Denmark, he said, it had taken two weeks for case figures to double with the Nascence variant, whereas with the Omicron variant, it had taken just two days.
"The world has noway seen such a transmittable contagion,"he said.
The WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts ( Savant) on Immunization is set to meet onJan. 19 to review the situation. Motifs on the docket for discussion include the timing of boosters, the mixing of vaccines and the composition of unborn vaccines.
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