Health and care Experts’ Blog Omicron variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Halton and Durham regions cases Questioned, but the science does not lie Questioned, but the science does not lie Two cases confirmed of the rare bacterial variant of COVID-19.
Health & Care Expert at the Nuffield Department of Public Health
Halton and Durham Region Public Health in Ontario, Canada
Cold virus variant of COVID-19-a heritable genetic defect that can result in severe illness, could be behind serious illnesses of Halton and Durham residents.
The nature of the illness in two people from Halton and Durham who have reported getting sick had been questioned at the Halton and Durham Regional Public Health department.
In each case, the illness (known in the medical world as oxaliplatin-related streptococcal bacteria syndrome or OCDGS) involved excessive pressure in the lungs caused by severe inflammation and infection.
The people fell ill days apart from each other in early November, after having symptoms consistent with pneumonia. Neither could be identified as having been exposed to the cold virus variant of COVID-19.
Both got better on their own, but that could not be verified by tests of blood or tissue.
The public health lab in Halton and Durham confirmed the strain in early February, confirming a genetic element of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
A public health lab in York and Toronto confirmed the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and caused a European Commission to issue a public health alert regarding the virus variant of COVID-19.
There have been no deaths in the two cases.
Now it has been confirmed with direct lab testing that it is the more rare variant of COVID-19.
Many lung diseases and bacteria can result in coughing and wheezing, sometimes lasting for weeks or even months.
An ER physician told us that these patients rarely die, but they can suffer terrible pain and damage to the lungs over many months.
Despite not knowing what the illness may have been, they could have been exposed to the cold virus variant of COVID-19.
The cold virus variant of COVID-19 is often passed between individuals living together, and occasionally passes to other people who are not infected, as part of a “herd immunity” issue.
If individuals living in a house pick up the illness from others, there is a higher risk the illness will spread easily in the general population.
A number of infectious diseases are possible with the common cold.
With the virus variant of COVID-19, affected individuals have several symptoms of illness which may include severe weight loss, difficulty breathing, loss of appetite, bone pain, anorexia and fatigue.
They may also experience painful, feverish and cough.
These symptoms may be accompanied by problems with vision and breathing.
The blood- and tissue-based tests for infection were done at the Nuffield Department of Public Health.
Information on the virus variant of COVID-19 is available at: http://www.neprhealth.com/pdf/NEXTWITHPOV/PresentationTheCoVID-19VariantOfDelmin-19.pdf.
Information on how to prevent the spread of the cold virus variant of COVID-19 is available at: http://www.neprhealth.com/pdf/NEXTWITHPOV/COVID-19/EPODISPOSITIONHereIsHowToDontSpread.pdf.