Omicron variant: The 'scratchy' symptom that's showing up in people infected with Omicron

However, Doctor Angelique Coetzee, chairwoman of the South African Medical Association, has helped to advance our collective understanding.

Doctor Coetzee started seeing patients in November with “unusual symptoms” that were slightly different from what she saw among COVID-19 patients infected with the delta variant.

Speaking on to the BBC’s Andrew Marr, she provided a picture of the symptoms to expect.

One distinctive feature was related to the throat. The symptom was reported in a male patient she was treating.


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