The first patient with Omicron in the United States progresses positively
The patient with the first confirmed case of the omicron variant in the United States is doing well, and so far there are no signs of further transmission of the virus, San Francisco Health Officer Dr. Susan Phillips told CNN reporter John Berman Thursday in a new day. .
The first confirmed case of the omicron variant was announced in the United States on Wednesday.
“This first person is fine,” Philip said when asked about the first patient.
“We are very happy to hear that they have fully contributed to our knowledge in San Francisco, and nationally, because they brought our attention, reported their symptoms, and called on Public Health so that we can begin the laboratory process of detecting the first case in the USA.”
Asked about any indications of disease transmission from the patient, Philip said that they are still under investigation, and that they want to notify their colleagues at the state level and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the public, as soon as possible. as possible.
It’s still early days, he said, but measures being taken in San Francisco — such as booster shots, constant disguise of enclosed spaces and people testing — are key to preventing the spread of the disease.
“There are no signals yet,” Philip said in response to a question to clarify if there were any transmission signals or additional states related to it. “And, you know, I think it’s important, as you point out, that this is the first case that’s been detected, and it’s almost certainly not the first case in the United States.”