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Anvisa initializes two instances of the Ômicron . variable

Anvisa initializes two instances of the Ômicron . variable

a National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) I reported this Tuesday (30) that samples from two Brazilians who, tentatively, had positive lab results for the variant will be sent for its confirmatory lab analysis. Omicron COVID-19 after tests conducted by Albert Einstein Laboratory.

According to Anvisa, the test was carried out on a passenger arriving from South Africa, who disembarked at Guarulhos Airport on the 23rd, with a negative RT-PCR test result, in order to prepare for the return flight to South Africa, the request of the laboratory located at the airport on the 25th, in order to – already accompanied His wife – required RT-PCR test for return flight.

At the time, they both tested positive for COVID-19 The truth was reported to the Strategic Information Center on Health Surveillance (CIEVS) in São Paulo.

According to the information from the anchor CNN Kenzo Machida, The couple is already in home isolation, has mild symptoms of Covid-19 and no history of vaccination.

After the positive result, Albert Einstein’s laboratory performed the genetic sequencing of the samples, and notified Anvisa of the results and the start of the genetic sequencing procedure on Monday (29).

This Tuesday (30), however, the lab reported that in previous analyzes, a micron variant had been identified. In accordance with national protocols, materials must be sent to the Adolfo Lutz Institute (IAL) for the purpose of genetic sequence confirmation.

As reported by Anvisa Ministry of Health The Health Secretariats of the State of São Paulo and the Municipalities on the preliminary determination of the adoption of relevant public health measures.

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According to the agency, the passenger entered Brazil on the 23rd, that is, before Global notification on new variant identification, which was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) by South Africa on 24.

Last Friday, looking at global cases of the Ômicron variant, Anvisa . recommended Restrictive Measures for Flights and Travelers from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe. On Saturday (27), a joint ministerial decree of the federal government banned flights to Brazil that depart from or transit through these countries.

The third case is under investigation

An investigation into a third case is underway at the Adolfo Lutz Institute. According to the Sao Paulo State Health Department, genetic sequencing indicates a case reported to surveillance on Sunday (28).

The passenger came from Ethiopia and did not show any symptoms, but after visiting South Africa, he underwent a check-up at Guarulhos Airport. He’s been in isolation and watching since landing.