Finland reports the first case of Omicron BA.5 sub-variant

The first case of the BA.5 sub-variant registered in has been detected in a laboratory located in the south-western part of the country.

The laboratory of clinical microbiology at University reported the on Wednesday.

In its press release, the hospital stated that the variant was found in a citizen who had returned from a trip to Central America during May Day.

About 760 cases of the BA.5 variant have been reported in at least 19 worldwide since the first case was diagnosed in South Africa earlier this month. There have also been a few isolated cases in the .

Current vaccines have so far been found to be ineffective against the variant, but the protects people from serious illness if they become infected.

Source: The Nordic Page

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