Expert shares 3 'common sense' tips to reduce your risk of the new Omicron BA.5 variant


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The new variant may still bring on the usual flu-like symptoms, including a runny nose, a continuous cough, and a loss of taste and smell.

But scientists are spotting some differences in BA.5 symptoms, including night sweats, one immunologist explained to the Irish radio station NewsTalk.

“The disease is slightly different because the virus has changed,” Professor Luke O’Neill of Trinity College Dublin said.

“There is some immunity to it – obviously with the T-cells and so on – and that mix of your immune system and the virus being slightly different might give rise to a slightly different disease, strangely enough, night sweats being a feature.


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