A new COVID-19 subvariant, Arcturus, is causing concern among medical experts as it spreads rapidly in India.
This subvariant is highly contagious among children and is causing a new symptom: severe conjunctivitis, which was not previously seen in other Omicron subvariants.
The World Health Organization and the CDC are closely monitoring the progression of this new variant in the United States, and doctors are urging people to stay vigilant and get their booster shots.
While it’s not time to panic, there is a possibility that this variant may be resistant to antibodies formed against other Omicron subvariants.
The public health measures that have been effective against other variants, such as frequent hand washing, wearing a mask in crowded places, and getting vaccinated, are still recommended.
Cases of the Arcturus subvariant have already been reported in New Jersey and New York, and doctors are predicting a possible spike in COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks.