Toronto Public Health confirms first three cases of Omicron variant in city
posted by Paul Bauersfeld –
May 16, 2018
The Toronto Public Health has confirmed three new cases of Omicron variant in the city.
The first case is of a previously healthy 52-year-old male who presented with a 1-week history of fatigue and a right lower quadrant abdominal pain.
He is self-admitting, has no alcohol or tobacco history. The second case is of a 53-year old female who presented with a 1-week history nausea, headaches and a right lower quadrant abdominal pain.
Both have no alcohol or tobacco history, and are self-admitting. The third case is an asymptomatic 36-year-old male. He presented with a fever and a 2-week history of chills, sweats and right lower quadrant abdominal pain.
Anyone with concerns or questions about the virus is advised to consult with their family physician.
According to Public Health, the Omicron variant is a rare condition, with only eight cases previously reported within the world. One of those confirmed cases was in Toronto. Toronto Public Health says this is the first case in Ontario.
Symptoms of Omicron variant include:
Fever and/or flu-like symptoms or myalgia
An initial 1 to 3 day period of abdominal pain followed by a more generalized myalgia and weakness
Persistent, non-bloody diarrhea at some point
Persistent, non-bloody bloody diarrhea
Persistent nausea, sometimes vomiting
Chills, headache and fatigue
Swelling of the legs or arms
Cough or congestion
Frequently experience extreme thirst
The Omicron variant is different from more common coronavirus infections but has similar symptoms.
This report was made possible due to the collaboration between the Toronto