During that period, many citizens searched for the symptoms of the new EG.5 coronavirus mutant, which is the new variant of the Corona virus. Therefore, during this report, Al-Dustour presents the symptoms of the new coronavirus mutant.
Symptoms of the new Corona mutant 2023
Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, revealed that the symptoms of the new EG.5 coronavirus mutant are similar in basic symptoms to the “Omicron” corona mutant, a sore throat, which is the feeling of pain when swallowing or speaking, as well as a runny nose, obstruction, and inflammation of the membranes. The mucous lining of the sinuses, as well as sneezing, dry cough, headache, muscle pain, shortness of breath, fever and high temperatures.
Global concern about the spread of the new Corona mutant
Abdel-Ghaffar confirmed that there is global concern about the new Corona virus mutant, especially after announcing that it is an interesting mutant, explaining that the World Health Organization is monitoring the epidemiological situation in the world, especially the three variants that emerged from the XBB. Pointing out that it has been reported in approximately 101 countries, and its prevalence rates for other mutants represent more than 25% of all other mutants in the period from 17 to 23 July.
Epidemiological situation in Egypt
Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, confirmed that the epidemiological situation in Egypt is stable, and that there is continuous follow-up through a strong surveillance system that includes routine monitoring of acute respiratory diseases for cases frequented in outpatient clinics or hospitalized, and through selected sites for monitoring acute respiratory diseases. And influenza-like diseases, stressing that the genetic sequence of laboratory-confirmed samples of the Corona virus is being examined in central public health laboratories on an ongoing basis, to follow up on the emergence of new mutants.
And the Ministry of Health and Population had announced the monitoring of two cases of infection with the new variant of the Corona virus known as EG.5, which recently appeared in a number of countries in the world.
The Ministry confirmed that the results of analyzes from centers that monitor cases of influenza-like diseases, acute respiratory diseases and pneumonia confirm the positiveness of two cases of the Corona virus of the EG.5 strain of the Omicron mutant.