Omicron Variant

Published: 11/30/2021

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified a new COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.529, as a Variant of Concern and has named it Omicron. As of now, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that no cases of this variant have been identified in the U.S. The CDC is following the details of this new variant, first reported to the WHO by South Africa and is working with other U.S. and global public health and industry partners to learn more about this va

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