DELTA PLUS: A New Mutation of Variant Delta

Posted on June 24, 2021June 24, 2021   Leave a comment on DELTA PLUS: A New Mutation of Variant Delta

Viruses mutate to survive. This is what they do all the time. SARS-CoV-2, or Sars-2 has undergone several mutations giving rise to several variants. Delta variant, detected first in India and named so by the World Health Organisation (WHO), is now a Sars-2 variant of global concern. Studies showed that the Delta variant was behind the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic in India. But India has a new worry, another mutant variant, the Delta Plus. In a press statement on the rising … Continue reading “DELTA PLUS: A New Mutation of Variant Delta”

What are different methods for testing of Covid 19?

Posted on June 23, 2021June 22, 2021Tags , ,   Leave a comment on What are different methods for testing of Covid 19?

Differential Diagnosis Confirms active infection with SARS-CoV-2 from patient specimens ❑ Method: detection of viral genome regions specific to SARS-CoV-2 • Viral RNA is transcribed into complementary DNA (cDNA) and then amplified with PCR • Targets the ‘E’ gene, ‘S’ gene (or) the ‘V gene — depending on the laboratory • Positive test result: positive amplification of the viral genome indicates presence of viral particles inpatient specimen • Negative test result: negative amplification of the viral genome indicates no viral … Continue reading “What are different methods for testing of Covid 19?”

VARIANTS: The Upcoming Pandemic

Posted on June 23, 2021June 23, 2021   Leave a comment on VARIANTS: The Upcoming Pandemic

Viruses mutate and sometimes pick up biologically advantageous traits such as the ability to transmit faster or escape the host immune response; they could also become resistant to certain therapeutic drugs used to treat the infection. This is, for instance, why flu vaccines are revised every year – to keep up with the changes in the virus, and why a combination of drugs rather than a single drug is used to treat HIV. The early evolution of SARS-CoV-2 understood by … Continue reading “VARIANTS: The Upcoming Pandemic”

Virology Of Corona Virus – Survival For The Fittest

Posted on June 22, 2021June 22, 2021Tags ,   Leave a comment on Virology Of Corona Virus – Survival For The Fittest

Virology of Corona virus – Survival for the fittest Let’s go on the journey of deep study on corona virus. SARS-COV-2 is the potentially lethal type of coronavirus, a sub family of enveloped non segmented positive sense RNA viruses that usually cause mild respiratory tract infections. Order: – NIDOVIRALES Family: – CORONAVIRIDAE- Belongs to Baltimore class IV (positive sense ssRNA viruses) Genus: – 4 types (α coronavirus, β coronavirus, ʏ coronavirus, δ coronavirus) 7coronavirus Humans- called as HCoV. All HCoV … Continue reading “Virology Of Corona Virus – Survival For The Fittest”

Covid 19 eludes the antibodies and infect cell to cell

Posted on June 17, 2021June 17, 2021   Leave a comment on Covid 19 eludes the antibodies and infect cell to cell

How can virus affect the whole body? A virus is a submicroscopic infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses infect all types of life forms, from animals and plants to microorganisms, including bacteria and archaea. They are dead outside the living cell. A virus is a small collection of genetic code, either DNA or RNA, surrounded by a protein coat. A virus cannot replicate alone. The structural proteins of SARS-CoV-2 include membrane glycoprotein (M), envelope protein (E), nucleocapsid … Continue reading “Covid 19 eludes the antibodies and infect cell to cell”

A Strategy Against Covid-19: Testing Cage

Posted on June 17, 2021June 17, 2021   Leave a comment on A Strategy Against Covid-19: Testing Cage

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, has many variants; some are believed, or have been believed, to be of particular importance due to their potential for increased transmissibility, increased virulence, or reduced effectiveness of vaccines against them. These variants are the result of mutation in the RNA of corona virus. Mutation of coronavirus Though not technically alive, viruses mutate and evolve like living cells, producing new variants all the time. Without genetic mutations, there would be … Continue reading “A Strategy Against Covid-19: Testing Cage”

Cytokine Storm: A sudden crash in covid-19 patients

Posted on June 12, 2021June 12, 2021   Leave a comment on Cytokine Storm: A sudden crash in covid-19 patients

The world has been dealing with COVID-19 since the past one year and every day we come across different triggers or reactions that are making it worse. COVID-19 has been asymptomatic in a few patients while life threatening in others. It was found that in many COVID cases a severe immune reaction has been taking place that is worsening the disease and it’s prognosis. This reaction is called a cytokine storm. What is a Cytokine Storm? Cytokine storm is a … Continue reading “Cytokine Storm: A sudden crash in covid-19 patients”

Vaccination Good or Bad

Posted on June 9, 2021June 9, 2021   Leave a comment on Vaccination Good or Bad

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. The pandemic has impacted almost every corner of life, causing global economies to stall, changing the way we work and interact with our loved ones, and stretching healthcare systems to the limit. Governments around the world have been forced to implement harsh restrictions on human activity to curb the spread of the virus. COVID-19 vaccination is now offering a way to transition out of this phase of … Continue reading “Vaccination Good or Bad”

ALWAYS THINK BEFORE WHAT YOU CHOOSE

Posted on June 9, 2021June 9, 2021 2 Comments on ALWAYS THINK BEFORE WHAT YOU CHOOSE

As we all know that covid-19 is spreading worldwide since December 2019 and  COVID-19 has reached pandemic status with over 17.4 Cr confirmed cases all over the world, widespread availability of diagnostic testing is critical in helping to identify and control this rapidly spreading and serious illness. Companies are working diligently to develop tests that are fast, accurate, and accessible to help meet testing demands. The amount of information coming out about new test development — from at-home testing to portable/point-of-care tests with faster … Continue reading “ALWAYS THINK BEFORE WHAT YOU CHOOSE”

WHY COVID-19 ATM IS BETTER?

Posted on June 7, 2021June 7, 2021   Leave a comment on WHY COVID-19 ATM IS BETTER?

Do You Know the Answers? Why is one man sad, and another man happy? Why is one man joyous and prosperous, and another man poor and miserable? Why is one man fearful and anxious due to COVID-19 infection and another full of faith and confidence because of vaccination? Why is one man healed of so-called incurable disease and another isn’t? How does COVID-19 spread between people? We know that the disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which spreads between … Continue reading “WHY COVID-19 ATM IS BETTER?”