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Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 114--116

Omicron: A variant of public health concern


Manish Taywade1, Debkumar Pal1, Ranjana Kalra2, Shampa Maji3 
1 Department of Community Medicine and Family Medicine, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Independent Researcher, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
3 Department of Pharmacology, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Debkumar Pal
Department of Community Medicine and Family Medicine, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
India

With the detection of Omicron, a new variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 in South Africa, a question arises regarding its implication in public health. The infectivity, ability of getting detected by available testing method and effectiveness of existing vaccine against this strain are not known properly. This Omicron variant can impact public health similarly or more than the Delta variant. The research is going on in many countries to get conclusion regarding the impact of the Omicron variant in public health.


How to cite this article:
Taywade M, Pal D, Kalra R, Maji S. Omicron: A variant of public health concern.J Sci Soc 2022;49:114-116


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Taywade M, Pal D, Kalra R, Maji S. Omicron: A variant of public health concern. J Sci Soc [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Oct 6 ];49:114-116
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