Covid’s JN.1 variant in Oman: Mild symptoms reported

Muscat: The New JN.1 Covd-19 variant has been detected in several mild cases in Oman, according to a Ministry of Health (MOH) 

The Ministry of Health confirmed that it is taking all necessary surveillance and prevention measures throughout the year, and the spread of the new variant of Covid-19 “JN.1” at the global level does not pose a major threat to public health, revealing that a number of cases of mild infections have been monitored in the Sultanate of Oman a few month ago.

Since October 2023, all of whom fully recovered, and indicated that the highest recorded prevalence of seasonal influenza viruses was last December, at a rate of 41% of tested laboratory samples.

Regarding the global fear of the spread of new Covid-19 variants and viruses causing acute respiratory diseases, Dr. Fatima bint Muhammad Al-Yaqoubiyah, Head of the Department of Tuberculosis and Acute Respiratory Diseases Control, said in an exclusive interview with Oman Arabic Newspaper

The World Health Organization earlier announced that the new mutant strain of the “JN.1” Covid-19, which was first discovered in the United States last September, has been recorded in more than 41 countries, and the new coronavirus strain originated from the mutant Covid variant  (BA. 2.86) which emerged from the mutant Omicron strain that was prevalent in 2022 and became responsible for 27% of Covid-19 infections. The following countries are considered to be the highest in reporting the “JN.1” Covid-19 strain, namely France, the United States of America, Singapore, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Sweden. 


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