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How long does it take for the first symptoms of the omicron variant to appear?

Argentina entered the third wave of coronavirus as a result of the appearance of the Omicron variant.

Most of those infected contracted the strain discovered in South Africa, of which infectologists agree that their first symptoms appear between the second and third day of having had close contact with a positive case and having contracted the virus.

“With omicron, and with delta too, between two and three days after contact with the positive case one begins to present symptoms,” explained the infectious disease doctor Javier Farina who, in addition, drew a parallelism in the incubation period of the disease with the “original variants” which are those that generated the pandemic in the world: “After contact with the positive case, it took between five and eight days to have symptoms.”

“The Omicron variant has a shorter incubation time than the Delta variant and the previous ones. It’s between two and three days.” And the infectologist Mercedes Monserrat exemplified: “If you were with a person with Covid on Saturday, the following Monday or Tuesday you start with symptoms. In other variants the incubation time was four to five days”.

Monserrat clarified that the incubation of the virus is similar in vaccinated people and not and that the difference between them is in how they pass the disease: “The manifestation varies. Vaccinated people may have no symptoms or milder symptoms. An unvaccinated person is going to have more severe symptoms but in the same number of days.”

Age doesn’t play a role either: “It doesn’t change at all. In people with risk factors, what changes is the manifestation and the possibilities of complications. But the symptoms appear, on average, after two or three days, regardless of whether he is vaccinated or not.

The pathologies of the new strain are similar to those of a flu and a cold because fever, malaise, headache and sore throat predominate; gastrointestinal symptoms (especially in boys), cough and runny nose. Unlike others, it is not usual to lose taste and smell. “The symptoms of Ómicron are milder, it affects the upper respiratory trunk more. It does not produce moderate or severe conditions with pulmonary compromise as the first variants produced. The lack of taste and smell may be that 20% of the cases of Omicron have, but it is no longer so characteristic”, Monserrat explained.

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