He was vaccinated with two doses, he promised himself to take the third as soon as his work commitments in the world allowed him to do so. The Campania professional, an employee of a multinational company, who ended up in the spotlight of the news as the first Italian patient affected by the Omicron variant of Covid 19, is doing well in his home with his family.
In the afternoon the Campania Region had given news of the suspected case – which immediately triggered the safety protocol with the tracing of contacts and the isolation of the positives – and in the evening the Higher Institute of Health released the first data of the sequencing, which show genomic traces attributable to the feared variant isolated for the first time in South Africa.
Pending further examinations and definitive confirmation, the man is in his home with the five family members who were infected with all probability last week, after their relative returned from southern Africa. The Region monitors the conditions of the six, who at the moment do not cause any concern, awaiting the results of the sequencing on the swabs performed by the relatives. The fact that the man was vaccinated with two doses, according to health professionals, on the one hand it testifies to the high infectious capacity of the variant, on the other hand it confirms that in any case immunizations significantly reduce the consequences of the disease.
The man had returned from Mozambique with a flight landed in Milan: upon landing he was subjected to a swab that was subsequently positive. The alarm in recent days about travelers returning from southern Africa has turned the spotlight on his case, starting more in-depth feedback on him and his family members, residing in Campania.
According to what we learn, the man, accustomed to traveling all over the world for work, and his family members are calm and follow the news from home in which they talk about them. In short, the case does not raise particular alarms for these patients, but pushes the governor Vincenzo De Luca to underline for the umpteenth time the importance of the prevention rules, starting with the use of masks that in Campania has always remained mandatory, indoors and out. even outdoors where it is not possible to maintain the distance. Rules which, however, De Luca warns, require “maximum control by the police and municipal police”. The case of the patient affected by the Omicron variant “invites us once again to complete the vaccination cycle and to have behaviors inspired by the utmost prudence, starting with the use of the mask”, recalls the president of the Region.
Source From: Ansa
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