CLINICAL AND LABORATORY CHARACTERIZATION IN PATIENTS WITH OMICRON B.1.1.529 VARIANT OF COVID 19 IN ECUADOR.

Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2022     |     PP. 27-33      |     PDF (208 K)    |     Pub. Date: May 8, 2022
DOI: 10.54647/pm31166    88 Downloads     69432 Views  

Author(s)

Ángel Santillán Haro, Médico Internista Hospital General Docente de Calderón, Quito-Ecuador

Abstract
The first case of the Omicron variant in the world was detected on November 9, 2021 in South Africa. The World Health Organization on November 26, 2021 notifies as a variant of concern.
The first case of Omicron B.1.1.529 was detected in Ecuador on December 14, 2021, announced by the Minister of Public Health Ximena Garzón. The patient infected with the new variant of Sars Cov2 was a 48-year-old Ecuadorian who traveled to South Africa for research and returned to Ecuador on December 10, 2021.
On December 22, 2021, in the city of Quito in Ecuador, the author attended the first 2 patients of SarsCov2 variant Omicron sequenced by the Ministry of Health of Ecuador at the Medical Systems Medical Center of the San Francisco de Quito University.

Keywords
Omicron B.1.1.529, Covid-19

Cite this paper
Ángel Santillán Haro, CLINICAL AND LABORATORY CHARACTERIZATION IN PATIENTS WITH OMICRON B.1.1.529 VARIANT OF COVID 19 IN ECUADOR. , SCIREA Journal of Medicine. Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2022 | PP. 27-33. 10.54647/pm31166

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