May 14, 2022 5:48 pm

The 10 new questions about COVID that you will want to know the answer to

Things are changing and, many times, the information ends up being confusing and even contradictory. Knowing this, we compiled some of the Frequently asked questions about the current COVID situation in Argentina, we gather all the data available so far and help you clear up the most common doubts.

Following the information published in the official government website:

That said, it is also key that you consult with the doctor who is monitoring you.

Either because you were a close contact, you got infected or -simply- you were not available on the date that had been assigned to you; it depends on your place of residence how you have to act and for this it is key that you review the information on the official government sites.

With each of the coronavirus variants, the incubation periods and potential contagion changed. While with the first and second strain the incubation was from five to six days, with Delta this dropped to four and with Ómicron from two to three days.. Faced with this situation, today it is believed that with this last variant the person with the virus can become contagious one to two days before the onset of symptoms and up to two or three days later.

At the moment, the five most common symptoms are:

With the Ómicron variant, a ‘close contact’ is considered to be a person who was in contact with a positive COVID case up to 48 hours prior to the appearance of the first symptoms. Following the information shared by Carla Vizzotti, Minister of Health, during December of last year, the days of isolation vary according to the vaccination schedule:

At the beginning of January the ANMAT authorized the use of four COVID-19 self-assessment tests, which may be acquired individually, by public or private institutions, or jurisdictions as long as the adequate reporting of results is guaranteed. Following up with the statement: “Unlike tests for professional use where the sample is taken at the nasopharyngeal level, in the case of self-assessment tests it is performed at the nasal level or by saliva, as specified by the manufacturer.”.

Those approved are:

With a price ranging from $1,900 to $2,500, it is important that you clear your doubts with the pharmacist and carefully read the instructions that come with the kit. That said, the steps are simple:

Fifth in the list of Omicron symptoms that appear most frequently (according to official numbers, 54% of positive cases went through it); In general, the fever lasts an average of two days.

While continuing to take care of yourself and completing the vaccination schedule are the two most important actions, getting infected on purpose only brings health risks and no benefits:

Although the spectrum of symptoms is quite broad, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that many patients also had diarrhea with the Omicron variant.

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