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Sero Survey: 90% of people in Mumbai have COVID-19 antibodies

A new sero survey was conducted in between August 12 to September 9, 2021 in the anticipation of a third wave of covid-19 infection. This is the firth sero survey by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Highlights This study was conducted on the 8,674 samples. These samples were collected thorough systematic random sampling from all the ..

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ICMR to start 4th National Sero Survey

According to member of NITI Aayog, Dr VK Paul, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will start 4th national Covid-19 serosurvey. Highlights He also urged states to roll out their own sero surveillances in order to assess spread of covid-19 pandemic. This will be the fourth serosurvey conducted by ICMR. It will be conducted in ..

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CSIR Sero survey Results

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research recently released the results of Sero Survey. Key Findings of the Survey The survey was conducted on 10,427 persons. Of these, only 10.14% showed sero positivity. The survey suggested that the neutralising antibodies have declined. This had made people prone to reinfections. Around 20% of seropositive individuals lagged ..

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COVID-19: ICMR develops “Purified Antisera” as treatment

The Indian Council of Medical Research along with Hyderabad based Biological E has developed “Purified Antisera”. The antiserum has been obtained from animals. This is to be used as a prophylaxis and treatment for COVID-19. Highlights The new therapy works just like that of plasma therapy. But here the plasma is obtained from animals. Antiserum ..

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Second Sero Survey results of ICMR: Key Findings

On September 29, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research released a report on second sero survey findings. The survey was conducted in 700 villages from 21 states. The Government of India recommends to follow 5T strategy called Test, Track, Trace, Treat and Technology to be followed to prevent susceptibility. Key Findings According to the ..

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