As the ommicron variant of the coronavirus continues to spread across the country, some patients are reported to be experiencing new symptoms.
Doctors say some people now suffer from night sweats, a symptom also associated with sleep disorders, some cancers and the flu.
According to the Mayo Clinic, night sweats are “repeated episodes of extreme perspiration that can soak your nightwear or bedding and are related to an underlying medical condition or illness.”
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dr. John Torres noted on the “Today” show that night sweats are a “very strange symptom” and said people don’t report a loss of taste or smell very often with omicron.
dr. Amir Khan of the UK’s National Health Service appeared on ITV’s “Lorraine” and called on the agency to update his list of symptoms – including night sweats.
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Typical COVID-19 symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting and new loss of taste or smell.
People can best protect themselves against the omicron variant by staying “up-to-date” with their COVID-19 vaccines, wearing a well-fitting mask indoors in public settings, maintaining social distancing and shaking hands. wash with soap and water.
While there are still many unknowns about the variant, CDC data shows that Omicron is responsible for about 98% of new cases of COVID-19.
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According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the US has seen 776,455 new cases and 1,875 deaths in the past day.
America has reported more than 64 million confirmed cases and more than 846,400 deaths since the pandemic began.