- There’s an unusual symptom associated with the newly identified BA. 5 Covid variant and it’s reportedly making itself known at night, an expert has claimed.
A surprising symptom associated with the new Covid strain could make itself known at night, an expert has claimed.
Luke O’Neill, a professor in biochemistry from Ireland, warned the newly identified BA. 5 variant – now the dominant Omicron subvariant across the world – could make sleeping a misery.
The Trinity College bug boffin explained how the “changed” virus is now showing new and different symptoms which many would not necessarily recognise as Covid, The Sun reports.
Speaking to Ireland’s Newstalk, the professor said, “One extra symptom for BA. 5 I saw this morning is night sweats.”
While most people sweat a bit at night, night sweats are a different beast.
They are classified as sweating so much that your nightclothes and bedding become sodden, according to the NHS.
Adults and kids can get night sweats and they can happen even if your room is at a cool temperature.
The latest symptom is yet “another curveball” Professor O’Neill warned, and they are a result of the new virus colliding with immune systems resulting in a “different disease”.
And he stressed that while current vaccines are still offering “good protection”, new jabs will be rolled out.
He explained: “Like the flu, you’ll change the vaccine based on the variant that’s around at the time.”
- News Agencies