Arcturus is the newest strain of Omicron and it has some doctors worried.  It could be as much as 1.2 times more infections than the last major sub-variant, Kracken.  Researchers from the University of Tokyo excpect it to spread worldwide in the near future.

It has been reported in several states  including New Jersey, Virginia, California, Texas, New York, Illinois, Minnesota, Washington, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Nevada, Indiana, North Carolina, Delaware, and Louisiana.

The main symptoms of the new variant resemble those of Omicron: Fever, cough, and a sore throat. But one symptom that might be unique to this particular Covid strain is conjunctivitis, or “sticky eyes,” which is basically pinkeye without the pus.

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