January 10, 2022

Health care professionals are gearing up as the highly transmittable Omicron variant is starting to spread in Platte County.

With new infections of the Omicron variant rising steeply in the United States, health experts say the increase in infections is likely due to the variant’s ability to “evade immunity” built up from past infection or vaccination and an “increased transmissibility.”

The Platte County Landmark talked to Ginny Boos, PhD, Director of Infection Prevention at Saint Luke's Health System, about tools to combat the Omicron variant and what to do if you start experiencing symptoms.

Read the full Platte County Landmark article: Omicron variant present in Platte County

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