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Covid-19: Omicron presents mild symptoms so far, says doctor who detected variant

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Angelique Coetzee, the South African doctor who first detected the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, says that infected patients so far show "extremely mild symptoms" - but more time is needed to assess the effect on vulnerable people. She says the first case was identified around November 18.

"It all started with a patient with mild symptoms. He said he had been extremely tired for the past two days and had body aches and a slight headache. Not even a sore throat, more like a scratchy throat. No cough, no loss of smell or taste," Dr . . .

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