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Omicron Virus Infection in a Southern African Lady with Heart Problems: A Case Report

Evelyn Ezikwelu; Man Hung*

Abstract

According to prior research, the COVID-19 disease is linked to a high rate of cardiac arrhythmia, and those with preexisting heart failure are more likely to have higher risk for negative health outcomes resulting from COVID-19. Individuals with preexisting health issues usually have less COVID-19 illness complications if they are fully vaccinated. However, since the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is less understood and it was first reported from Southern Africa, more research is needed to better comprehend the Omicron infection in individuals with comorbidities from Southern Africa. The purpose of this case report was to provide the complete interview results of a woman who had Omicron virus symptoms while at the same time also having a history of hypertension and cardiac arrest in Malawi, in Southern Africa. This study found that even after having been fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines, individuals could contract Omicron virus and express a large number of serious symptoms such as high fever, sore throat, join pain, coughing with blood, low oxygen level, and stomach pain. The COVID-19 vaccine is likely beneficial to those with underlying health conditions who are infected with Omicron variant by minimizing death and hospitalization. It is therefore important to maintain continuous preventative measures and to get vaccinated.

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