SARS CoV 2 Current Affairs, GK & News

CoVarScan rapid COVID-19 test

Researchers have developed a rapid Covid-19 test, called “CoVarScan rapid Covid-19 test”. This test will help in identifying different variants of SARS-CoV-2 in some hours. CoVarScan rapid Covid-19 test The CoVarScan test detects the signatures of eight hotspots on SARS-CoV-2 virus. It was tested on over 4,000 patients’ samples. This test is as accurate as ..

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Omicron Variant in White-Tailed Deer

According to a study, some white-tailed deer living in the US are infected with the SARS-CoV-2’s Omicron variant. Overview: The study is yet-to-be peer-reviewed and has been posted recently on the bioRxiv preprint repository. This study also found SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies in one of the deer that is Omicron-infected. This suggests that similarly to humans, ..

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Deer-to-Human COVID-19 Transmission

According to a new study, the first potential case of the novel coronavirus being passed to a person from a deer has been reported in Canada. Overview: Highly mutated clusters of SARS-CoV-2 genomes were identified by researchers in white-tailed deer, indicating that the deer could act as an animal virus reservoir. To conduct the study, ..

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Omicron-Delta mixed Infections

In a recent study researchers found that, co-infection of Delta and Omicron variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in two epidemiologically unrelated patients, who were suffering from chronic kidney disease and were requiring hemodialysis. Key Points Both the variants of SARS-CoV-2 were co-circulating locally in Sydney at the time of detection. Co-infection ..

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Study: Children born during pandemic have lower IQs

A United Nations based study has claimed that, Children born during Covid-19 pandemic have reduced verbal, motor, and overall cognitive performance as compared to those born pre-pandemic. Key findings According to the study, males and children in lower socioeconomic families have been most affected due to pandemic. It also notes that, even in the absence ..

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WHO: Delta variant may become dominant lineage

World Health Organisation has warned that; Delta variant, which is significantly more transmissible strain of COVID-19, is expected to become a dominant lineage if current trends continue. Warming came after WHO reported in 85 countries & continues to be detected at more places worldwide. Highlights WHO warned this in its “COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update” which ..

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