Douglas County Health officials warn some variants are impacting younger people more severely – KETV Omaha

ALL RIGHT, BILL. THANKS BACK TO THOSE RISING RATES OF COVID-19 HERE IN THE METRO DOCTORS WANT TO KNOW HOW MANY OF THESE CASES ARE CONNECTED TO THE NEW VARIANTS AS KETV, NEWSWATCH 7 QUINNICIA FRASER REPORTS. THE STATE IS TEAMING UP WITH CHI HEALTH AND CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY TO GET SOME ANSWERS. PHYSICIANS KNOW THE UK VARIANT A MORE CONTAGIOUS STRAIN OF COVID-19 IS HERE IN THE OMAHA METRO. IT DOES APPEAR THAT THE B-117 IS BECOMING MORE PREVALENT IN OUR REGION, BUT JUST HOW PREVALENT THATS WHY NEBRASKA HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CONTRACTED WITH CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY AND CHI HEALTH TO TEST FOR VARIANCE. ITS ACTUALLY EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE TO DO THIS AND SO ITS ITS WONDERFUL TO GET SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDING AND TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE DHHS WITH THIS. OLD DATA, DR. MAUREEN TIERNEY IS THE ASSISTANT DEAN OF PUBLIC HEALTH AT CREIGHTON. SHE SAYS THEY HAVE ONE OF THREE LABS IN THE STATE TO HELP FIND NEW STRAINS, NEBRASKA PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE UNMC COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAVE THE OTHER LABS. IT GIVES US AN IDEA OF WHAT THE PERCENTAGE OF CIRCULATING VIRUSES IN THE COMMUNITY IN TERMS OF WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THOSE OVARIANS OUT OF THE VARIANCE CREIGHTON AND CHI DETECTED 80% WERE THE STRAIN FIRST FOUND IN THE UK EVERY BRAIN AND EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH AND CLINICAL MEDICINE AND LABORATORY MEDICINE HAVE TO PULL TOGETHER DOUGLAS COUNTYS ALREADY SEEN ONE OUTBREAK LINK TO THAT STRAIN AT ROSEWOOD ACADEMY CHILD CARE AND PRESCHOOL IN NORTHWEST OMAHA. ITS CONTAGIOUS, YOU KNOW INFECT. ON OUR POPULATION THE STATES CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, DR. GARY. TONE SAYS THATS ALL THE MORE REASON TO STAY VIGILANT AND SIGN UP FOR YOUR VACCINE RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE THESE SUCCESSFUL VACCINES THAT WE DIDNT HAVE BACK IN NOVEMBER. ITS OUR NEW WEA

Douglas County Health authorities alert some variants are affecting younger people more severely

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IT DOES APPEAR THAT THE B-117 IS BECOMING MORE PREVALENT IN OUR REGION, BUT JUST HOW PREVALENT THATS WHY NEBRASKA HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CONTRACTED WITH CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY AND CHI HEALTH TO TEST FOR VARIANCE. SHE SAYS THEY HAVE ONE OF THREE LABS IN THE STATE TO HELP FIND NEW STRAINS, NEBRASKA PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE UNMC COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAVE THE OTHER LABS. According to a press release from Douglas County Health Director Adi Pour, five variants of the COVID-18 virus have been found in the county: the California, New York, United Kingdom, Brazilian, and South African versions. OMAHA, Neb.– Douglas County Health officials shared worrying news about COVID-19 versions on Friday. According to a press release from Douglas County Health Director Adi Pour, 5 variations of the COVID-18 infection have been found in the county: the California, New York, United Kingdom, Brazilian, and South African variants.

OMAHA, Neb.– Douglas County Health authorities shared worrying news about COVID-19 versions on Friday. According to a press release from Douglas County Health Director Adi Pour, 5 variations of the COVID-18 virus have been found in the county: the California, New York, United Kingdom, Brazilian, and South African variants. The UK version is the most typical and the 2 known South African cases appear to be travel-related, the release said.
“The variants can trigger more extreme health problem and some effect younger individuals more significantly than earlier types,” the release states. “It appears the majority of new COVID-19 infections now are caused by variants.

Douglas County Health authorities shared worrying news about COVID-19 variants on Friday. According to a press release from Douglas County Health Director Adi Pour, five variants of the COVID-18 virus have been found in the county: the California, New York, United Kingdom, Brazilian, and South African variants. The UK version is the most common and the 2 recognized South African cases seem travel-related, the release stated. Professionals think the versions spread 50-70% more quickly than the original type. “The variants can cause more extreme health problem and some impact younger individuals more seriously than earlier kinds,” the release states. “It appears the bulk of new COVID-19 infections now are triggered by variations.”Pour said the good news is the vaccines still provide highly effective security versus these strains.As of Friday, 700 individuals in Douglas County have passed away from COVID-19.

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