S.Africa sees rise in COVID reinfections from Omicron, mild symptoms – scientist
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By Katharine Houreld and Ayenat Mersie NAIROBI (Reuters) – South Africa is seeing an increase in COVID-19 reinfections due to the Omicron variant but symptoms for reinfected patients and those infected after vaccination appear to be mild, a scientist studying the outbreak of the new strain said. The new variant, which has caused global fears of a surge in infections, was first detected in southern Africa and is fast overtaking Delta to become the dominant variant nL1N2SM1UN in South Africa, where case numbers are rising dramatically. “Previous infection used to protect against Delta but now wi…

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