The immunologist spoke about the symptoms of a new variant of the coronavirus “Cerberus”

The immunologist spoke about the symptoms of a new variant of the coronavirus “Cerberus”
The immunologist spoke about the symptoms of a new variant of the coronavirus “Cerberus”

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Those infected with a subvariant of the Cerberus coronavirus may experience a runny nose, cough, headache and muscle pain, Vladislav Zhemchugov, an immunologist, a specialist in especially dangerous infections, suggested in an interview with Moscow 24.

Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor reported that not a single case of Cerberus infection was recorded in the Russian Federation. This is a new sub-variant of the Omicron strain, which, due to mutations, bypasses the human immune system, regardless of whether he had previously had COVID-19 or was vaccinated.

According to Zhemchugov, since Cerberus is derived from the Omicron strain, it can be assumed that his symptoms will be the same.

“I think that there will be nothing terrible. It will be like Omicron – light,” the expert notes.

They are all the same, they are all close to SARS. This is a runny nose, cough, headache, muscle pain.

Vladislav Zhemchugov

immunologist, specialist in especially dangerous infections, doctor of medical sciences

However, it all depends on the individual, the doctor added. “Whoever has a weak spot, it will hurt more there,” he comments.

Since the variants of the coronavirus are similar in symptoms, it is possible to determine exactly how a person fell ill only with the help of testing, Zhemchugov specified.

“No one will distinguish any of the strains of coronavirus by symptoms. Neither the doctor nor the patient. Only laboratory tests distinguish, nothing else,” the immunologist concluded.

Earlier, the Russians were reminded of the risk groups for which Cerberus poses a danger. Therapist Alexei Vodovozov said that this sub-variant of the Omicron strain, like its predecessors, can be a difficult test for the elderly and those who suffer from chronic ailments.

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