Things you need to know about the Omicron BA.5 sub-variant: 

It is more transmissible than previous Omicron subvariants. 

It can evade some immunity from vaccination and prior infection. 

It does not appear to cause more severe disease than previous Omicron subvariants. 

Symptoms of infection with Omicron BA.5 can include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, and runny nose. 

If you think you may have been exposed to Omicron BA.5, you should get tested for COVID-19. 


Dive into the details of the Omicron BA.5 sub-variant, the prevailing COVID-19 strain in the USA.