Subvariants of omicron continue to be the dominant causes of Covid infections around the globe. The original version of omicron, now referred to as BA.1, was first detected in November 2021 and later went on to cause a massive surge in cases in the U.S. last winter.
Since then, new omicron subvariants have emerged and subsequently waned away. The BA.5 subvariant, which dominated through October, has given way to a slew of other subvariants, all of which are vying for control. These subvariants go by names such as BQ.1.1, BF.7 and BA.4.6.
But do they cause more severe illness?
Here's what experts have to say about the infection symptoms caused by the latest omicron subvariants.
What are the symptoms of omicron subvariants?
Anecdotally, doctors say, the symptoms of the latest omicron subvariants are mostly similar to those of the earlier version of omicron.
Dr. Roy Gulick, the chief of infectious diseases at Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian, said typical symptoms of the omicron subvariants include:
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