Covid Warning: New Coronavirus Variant Now in Hungary

  • 28 Aug 2023 10:23 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Covid Warning: New Coronavirus Variant Now in Hungary
Eris, a new variant of the coronavirus, has been identified in Hungary, the National Health and Pharmaceutical Centre announced on Friday, adding that the new variant has been identified from laboratory samples of human diseases.

As the number of cases linked to SARS-COV-2 EG.5 (Eris) has risen considerably worldwide in recent weeks, the World Health Organisation has elevated this variant into the category of “variants requiring attention”.

The Centre stressed that the illness – like several Omicron variants – causes flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, runny nose, sore throat, muscle and joint pain and weakness.

However, the risk of severe illness is low.

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