New First U.S. Omicron Case Traced To Nebraska Man On November 24

CDC announced today that it was Identified One omicron The case in the US from November which has now been determined as the earliest known states arrival of the edition.

Prior to this, the first case of Omicron in the country was believed to be an infection In a California woman whose symptoms appeared on November 25. America’s first new case occurred at the age of 48. Nebraska The youth has recently returned from Nigeria.

The patient was in Nigeria for an international conference, which included attendees from other African countries. He reported “unmasked close contact” with a coughing man on November 20. The Nebraska man tested negative via an antigen test on November 21 before returning to the US. On November 24, now in the states, so-called “index patients” experienced symptoms tested and on November 26 received a positive result from a local medical center.

In the interim, he was in contact with family members, all six of whom experienced symptoms between November 24 and November 26 and tested positive on December 1. Those cases were later found to be omicrons as well.

The first worldwide cases of omicrons were detected in samples collected in Botswana on 11 November. A few days later, the variant was found in South Africa and spread from there.

Unlike California, Nebraska has not identified a flood of omicron infections. State Health Department web site lists Only seven, which are probably mentioned above. Whereas cases The state has recently increased, Different In the rest of the US they equate to highs from summer’s growth rather than last winter’s surge.