Double Mutant virus Current Affairs, GK & News

What is Breakthrough Infection?

The public health experts recently announced that the increase in “breakthrough infections” in the country may be due to the mutant varieties. What are Breakthrough infections? The Breakthrough infections are those where the COVID-19 virus (or any other virus) is detected in a person who has received two (or prescribed number) doses of vaccines. The ..

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High & upper middle countries received 83% vaccines: WHO

The World Health Organisation recently announced that the high and upper middle-income countries have received 83% of world vaccines. These countries represent 53% of world population. On the other hand, the low and middle income countries have received only 17% of the word vaccines and they account to 47% of world population. Variant of Concern ..

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What is Double Mutant Corona Virus Variant?

The National Institute of Virology recently shared a data showing the break up of 361 genome sequenced samples that were collected between January and March 2021. Key Findings The study detected the presence of double mutation in almost 61% of the samples collected in Maharashtra. The double mutant has been classified as B.1.617 recently. What ..

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India: Second most hit by COVID-19 in the world

On April 12, 2021, India reported 168,912 new COVID-19 cases in the last twenty four hours. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India increased to 13.53 million making India, the second most COVID-19 struck country in the world. Previously, Brazil was the second most COVID-19 hit country in the world. The US ..

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What is a ‘Double Mutant’ virus?

Health Ministry has confirmed that,  “double mutant” coronavirus variant which comes with the combination of mutations has been found in India. Scientists are checking if this has increased the infectivity or is making COVID-19 more severe. Highlights Genome sequencing of virus sample by Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG), a consortium of 10 labs in ..

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