Eris variant of coronavirus detected in 9 people in Turkey
Breaking news! Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca announced that the Eris variant of coronavirus was seen in 9 people in our country. Koca said, “The cases are foreign contacts”.
Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca announced that the last mutant virus “Eris” variant of the COVID-19 Omicron family, which was detected in more than 50 countries, was detected in 9 people in our country. Koca said, “The Eris variant, which we know has a low virulence (virulence), was seen in 9 people in the examination conducted in our Reference Laboratory. They have foreign contacts and are in the same province. We will continue with the current measures and our daily life.”
“DEVELOPMENT NOT TO BE CONSIDERED A MATTER OF CONCERN
“Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced on his social media account under the title “A development that is not a matter of concern” that the Eris variant was seen in Turkey.
CASES CONTACTED ABROAD AND IN THE SAME PROVINCE
“The Eris variant, which we know has a low virulence, was seen in 9 people in the examination conducted in our Reference Laboratory,” said Minister Koca, adding that the people who tested positive had foreign contacts and were in the same province. While stating that the current measures and daily life will continue, Koca said, “The situation is common in other countries, it was likely to occur in our country. We will protect our elders and chronic patients.”
THERE IS A STEADY INCREASE
WHO published a new report on the EG.5 (Eris) variant in recent weeks. According to the report, there has been a steady increase in the prevalence of Eris, which was previously a “variant under surveillance” and whose status was changed to “variant to be monitored”, with over 7,000 samples shared from 51 countries as of August 7.
LOW RISK COMPARED TO PREVIOUS VARIANTS
Based on available evidence, the public health risk posed by Eris was assessed as “globally low”, similar to the risk of other existing Covid-19 variants. It was noted that Eris could spread globally and cause an increase in cases depending on its characteristics. According to WHO, the public health risk of this strain is lower due to its proximity to previously circulating variants.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
Experts stated that the symptoms of the new variant appear similar to other variants. Many experts said Eris’ symptoms include fever, cough and fatigue, as well as runny nose, headache and muscle pain, which can feel like a cold, flu or pneumonia.