Contacts of Omicron infected display only mild symptoms of COVID: Karnataka health minister

Source: ANI | Published on 7th December 2021, 1:27 PM | State News |

Bengaluru: Karnataka health minister on Monday said that the contacts of those infected with Omicron variant of coronavirus did not display any symptoms of the disease and this showed the importance of vaccinations in developing immunity.

Addressing reporters here, Minister of Health and Medical Education Dr K Sudhakar said that only two cases of Omicron were found in the state and the genomic sequencing analysis report is awaited.

"The genomic sequence report of those in contact with the infected has not yet arrived. New infections have been discovered in other states. The primary and secondary contacts of the infected too, are found to have no problems or symptoms. The infected is being treated at the Bowring Hospital and that he is in regular contact with the hospital director. Those who came in contact with the Omicron infected have received both vaccine doses," Sudhakar said.

"The severity of Omicron infection will be low in those who have taken the two-dose vaccine. The mild symptoms of the contacts of the infected stand proof of this. A single dose of vaccine will not provide complete immunity. It develops only when both doses are taken, he said.

The minister also urged every eligible to mandatorily take the vaccine at the earliest.

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