EG.5 virus variant under control in Kuwait

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5: While a number of countries announced an increase in cases of infection with the new “Corona” variant (EG. 5), Kuwaiti health sources said the epidemiological and health conditions associated with the virus “Covid 19” and its variants in the country is stable, reports Al-Jarida daily. The daily quoting Health Ministry sources explained that the few infections that were discovered have been and are being treated, and the new mutant is “under control, has mild symptoms and risks, and does not rise to the level of a pandemic.”

In this context, the internal medicine consultant, Dr. Ghanem Al-Salem said that with the spread of the new mutant of the new Corona virus (EG.5) and the increase in the number of infected people, the numbers needing to be hospitalized have not increased. Therefore, the sources said, most of the infected people can be treated at home. Al-Salem told the daily that with the beginning of the school season just around the corner, the chances of the virus spreading increase, given the approaching fall and winter seasons, infection cases are expected to rise significantly, and “this is indeed what we are accustomed to seeing in seasonal influenza.”

He renewed his warning to the elderly, those with chronic diseases, and pregnant women against exposure to the virus, advising these groups of the need to take the necessary health precautions to avoid infection with the Corona virus or its variants, as well as seasonal influenza. He stressed that the health sectors in Kuwait now have the experience and ability to deal with Covid-19 cases and added, that from a medical point of view, there is no need to study “online,” and there is no reason for a total or partial ban, stressing the importance of continuing to closely monitor viral cases and mutations.

Al-Salem advised those who feel infected with symptoms such as high temperature, headache, fatigue, cough, and loss of sense of smell, to isolate themselves so as not to help spread the virus, while making sure to drink fluids and receive health services if necessary. It is noteworthy that Kuwait announced in mid-August that it had detected the “Corona” variant, EG.5, which is a sub-variant of the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus, which has been detected in about 50 countries around the world so far.

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