The second wave of corona was found to be responsible for spreading more than half a dozen mutant epidemics in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh. However, this fear was expressed by the scientists of BHU which has been proved in the research. There are reports of not one or two but seven mutants in Purvanchal. Corona’s double mutant virus was even more effective. In addition, beta variants found in South Africa are also active here.
130 samples were sent to CCMB Hyderabad for investigation
A team from the Zoology Department of BHU, Prof. Gyaneshwar Choubey and a team from IMS BHU sent 130 samples from five districts (Varanasi, Mirzapur, Sonbhadra, Chandauli, Ghazipur) to CCMB Hyderabad for testing. In order to find out how many types of corona mutants were effective in the second wave of Corona not only in Varanasi but also in the surrounding districts.
Information was found about seven types of corona mutants
However the result of this sample which came out after testing in CCMB Hyderabad. It contains information about not one but seven types of corona mutants in the surrounding districts, including Benaras. According to Professor Royna Singh, head of IMS BHU MRU Lab, B.1.617, known as the double mutant virus of Corona, has been found to be more effective in the second wave.
A mutant found in South Africa
According to Dr. Rakesh Singh, Advisor, CCMB Hyderabad, Delta Mutant was the highest in the study at 1.617.2. He said information about delta mutants was found in 36 percent of the 130 samples tested. B mutants such as B 1.351 which was first found in South Africa have also been found in the region.
It is important to keep an eye on other changing forms of the virus
Gyaneshwar Chaubey, Professor, Department of Zoology, BHU, said that in April 2021 alone, 130 samples of corona were taken from BHU’s MRU lab in Varanasi and surrounding districts. He was sent to CCMB Hyderabad for investigation. Seven different types of mutants have been reported in the area. Professor Choubey said the results confirmed that the most widespread coronavirus in the country is in mutant form. It is also important to keep an eye on other changing forms of the virus in the country to prevent it.
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