2022 is just a few days away. While the world faced Omicron and its many variants in 2022, a milder version of Covid, the year also witnessed horrifying complications of health scares like dengue fever, monkey flu and sudden cardiac arrest. As the year draws to close, here is the list of the diseases that made news this year :
Omicron: From the Omicron XBB variant, to BA.2, BQ.1 and BF.7, many variants of Omicron have contributed to the rise in Covid cases worldwide. Although some of these sub-variants are highly contagious with vaccination and natural immunity, cases are under control in India. Moreover, the symptoms were mild and did not cause much panic. But the new sub-variant BF.7 which is wreaking havoc in China has also been found in our country India.
Monkeypox: Monkeypox, which was reported only in Africa for years, has spread to Europe, South Africa, Asia, and India. Exceptional cases have been reported in people with no history of travel to any part of Africa and no direct contact with the disease, who have been epidemiologically linked to confirmed virus infection when they traveled to a country.
Dengue fever: It was associated with a low platelet count. Dengue also reported symptoms of hepatitis and fluid accumulation around the lungs and abdomen. Symptoms of dengue include a sudden high fever, 104-106 degrees F, stiff joint and muscle pain, nausea, skin rash.
Heart Attack: Many young people lost their lives due to heart attack. Sudden heart attack is the leading cause of death among young people in 2022. Coronary artery disease is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death, accounting for about 80 percent of such cases. Coronary artery disease means blockages in the blood. The arteries that supply blood to the heart, sudden blockage of the coronary arteries leads to a heart attack.