The US' first confirmed case of the Omicron coronavirus variant has been identified in California. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said the case was an individual who traveled from South Africa.
The United States' first confirmed case of the Omicron coronavirus variant has been identified in California.
In a White House news briefing, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the case was in an individual who traveled from South Africa on November 22 and tested positive for Covid-19 on November 29. Coronavirus variants: Here's what we knowThat individual, Fauci said, is self-quarantining and close contacts have tested negative for the coronavirus so far.The person was fully vaccinated and is experiencing"mild symptoms, which are improving at this point," Fauci said.Asked by CNN whether that person had a booster shot, Fauci said,"To my knowledge, no."Read MoreThe California and San Francisco public health departments confirmed the case was caused by the Omicron variant through genomic sequencing conducted at the University of California at San Francisco, and the sequence was confirmed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Color Health said in a statement it returned the positive test result through an San Francisco Covid-19 testing program, and Omicron was identified in under 30 hours"from the time of collection to strain confirmation.".@CAPublicHealth, @SF_DPH & @UCSF have detected a case of the Omicron variant.
As we continue to learn more about Omicron, there is no reason to panic but we should remain vigilant.We know how to protect ourselves from COVID - get vaccinated, get your booster & wear a mask.— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) December 1, 2021 The World Health Organization designates Omicron a"variant of concern." In a technical brief released this week, WHO noted that the variant poses a"very high" global risk. The variant was first identified by scientists in South Africa, and has since been detected in several countries.Scientists are working to determine how transmissible the variant is, how sick it makes people and how well current vaccines work against it. Until more information is learned about the variant, the United States restricted travel from South Africa and seven other countries.Get CNN Health's weekly newsletter Sign up here to get The Results Are In with Dr. Sanjay Gupta every Tuesday from the CNN Health team.Read more: CNN »
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“The person was fully vaccinated and is experiencing 'mild symptoms, which are improving at this point,' Fauci said.”
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Omicron variant detected in CaliforniaThe new Omicron Covid-19 variant has been detected in California. The CDC is working with health authorities in California to track the variant’s spread. Feel bad for that person whom will go through the symptoms of an average hangover To liberals: AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Run for your lives! To conservatives: Hey what's up? Just go about your normal day. Ewwwww, boy...
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NPR Cookie Consent and ChoicesMost infectious yet perhaps even probably but if it does not cause serious illness (because of multiple mutations) can’t that help boost immunity in more ppl especially with vaccination? In other words becoming infected not equal to being ill for otherwise healthy ppl.