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EBNESINA 2022, 24(3): 67-74 Back to browse issues page
Omicron strain: nature, risk evaluation, and treatment approach
Faeze Baniyaghoobi , Hooman Taghavi , Ali Moradi , Maryam Feyzollahi , Farshid Alazmani Noodeh
Critical Care Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Aja University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , Farshid.gorgani@gmail.com
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Background and aims: The dramatic emergence of a novel SARS-CoV-2 strain as the omicron strain has become a global concern, so the aim of the present study was to evaluate the risk and treatment approach of this strain of coronavirus.
Methods: In this review article, printed and electronic articles and texts with the keywords Covid-19, Omicron, Coronavirus, strain, type, and vaccine in the years 2021 and 2022 have been studied.
Results: The Omicron strain has so far spread globally in 77 countries. numerous mutations in the receptor-binding domain region of the spike protein, which has surpassed the advanced immunization technologies for anti-Covid vaccines, appear to become a public concern.
Conclusion: Covid-19 is a global problem, so inequality in access to Covid-19 vaccines among developed and socio-economically disadvantaged countries may lead to the resurgence of new and deadly variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Although many speculations have been formed in scientific forums about different dimensions of the new Omicron strain, but in this study, an attempt has been made to collect up-to-date and reliable information for the awarenessof the scientific community of the country.
Keywords: SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant, COVID-19, Vaccines
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Disaster Medicine
Received: 2022/01/12 | Accepted: 2022/06/1 | Published: 2022/09/21
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Baniyaghoobi F, Taghavi H, Moradi A, Feyzollahi M, Alazmani Noodeh F. Omicron strain: nature, risk evaluation, and treatment approach. EBNESINA. 2022; 24 (3) :67-74
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