Virus Current Affairs, GK & News

Chapare Virus: Human to Human Transmission discovered in Bolivia

The researchers from the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention have discovered that the Chapare Virus is capable of human to human transmission. Bolivia is currently facing an outbreak of the virus. Just like the Ebola virus, the Chapare virus is capable of causing haemorrhagic fever. What is Chapare Virus? The Chapare virus ..

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Scientists develop “Catch and Kill” air filter that kills COVID-19

The scientists at the University of Houston have developed “Catch and Kill” air filter. The filter is capable of killing COVID-19 virus that has the potential to stay alive in air for 3 hours. About the filter The filter in the device is 200 degrees Celsius hot in working condition. The temperature has been set ..

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COVID-19 culture for vaccine development and drug testing

The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology cultured COVID-19 from the patients infected with the virus. Highlights The virologists at CCMB will isolate infectious virus from the patients. The isolated virus will be used for vaccine development and drug testing. Significance Virus Culture is important for development of antibodies. The inactivated virus when injected into ..

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ICMR to develop COVID-19 Vaccine

The Indian Council of Medical Research has tied up with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) to develop indigenous vaccine. The vaccine is to be developed using virus strains that have been isolated from COVD-19 patients at National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. Significance The Vaccines are important as they play a major role in preventing ..

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ATULYA: Microwave sterilizer to disintegrate COVID-19 developed

The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, deemed university operating under Defence Research and Development Organization has designed microwave sterilizer called “ATULYA”. Highlights The Sterilizer is used to disintegrate COVID-19 virus. The sterilizer uses differential heating to disintegrate the virus in the range of 56 degree Celsius to 60 degree Celsius. The weight of the designed ..

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