What is Omicron BF.7 Strain? Know Symptoms and Precautions

The highly infectious Omicron virus subvariant, BF.7, which is behind the recent Covid-19 spike in China, has now been detected in India.

What is BF.7 Strain?

The BF.7 strain is a highly transmissible mutant of the Omicron virus. It was created as a result of a specific mutation called R346T in the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2.

This mutation was also reported in BF.7’s parent variant BA.5. The mutation is linked to SARS-ability CoV-2’s to evade neutralizing antibodies generated by vaccines or other COVID-19 infections.

The risk of illness with this new strain is higher in those who are unvaccinated or have a weak immune system, triggering elderly citizens, children, pregnant women, and people suffering from cancer, diabetes, and heart or kidney problems.

Symptoms of Omicron BF.7

Fever, Cough and Cold, Headache and body pain, Sore throat, Runny nose, Vomiting, Exhaustion, and Diarrhoea.


To prevent infections, one must maintain proper hygiene, wear a mask, wash hands and avoid social gatherings.

People with low immunity should be extra cautious about their health and layer up masks whenever stepping out.

Add immunity booster food items to your diet.

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