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Ebonyi Hospital Raises Alarm Over New COVID Variant


The National Obstetric Fistula Centre in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State have raised alarm over a new variant of COVID.

In a memo signed by the head of clinical services, Dr. Yakubu E.N, the hospital said with the new variant, there is no cough nor fever.

Instead, there is a joint pain, headache, neck and upper back pain, general weakness, loss of appetite and pneumonia.

See full statement below:


With the new variant, BA4 and BA.5 COVID delta, there is no cough, no fever. It’s a lot of joint pain, headache, neck, and upper back pain, general weakness, loss of appetite, and pneumonia.
Sore throat that resembles strep throat, and of course, more virulent and with a tighter mortality rate. It takes less time to go to extremes. Sometimes without symptoms. Be more careful.

This strain does not live in the nasopharyngeal region. Now it directly affects the lungs, which means that the window periods of time are shorter. There have been several patients without fever, without pain, but who report mild chest pneumonia on thorax X-rays. Nasal swab tests are very often negative for COVID-19, and there are more and more false-negative results from nasopharyngeal tests. This means that the virus spreads and spreads directly to the lungs, causing acute respiratory stress caused by viral pneumonia. This explains why it has become sharp, more virulent, and deadly. Please be extremely careful.

Avoid crowded places, keep 1.5 distances even in open places, double face masks, and wash your hands often (and when we cough or sneeze). Please, no hugs, it is very dangerous at the moment, as almost everyone is asymptomatic. This ‘wave is much more deadly than the first, so we have to be VERY careful and take every kind of precaution.”

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