Triple mutant has entered India? One more alarm bell on the corona - Newztezz Online


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Triple mutant has entered India? One more alarm bell on the corona

New Delhi:
 Corona cases are on the rise in India. Behind which is considered to be a double mutant variant of the Corona. Corona's double mutant variant B.1.167 was first detected in October last year. However, rapid action could not be taken due to the slow pace of genome sequencing testing. Now the risk has increased. There has been one more mutation of this variant which has now become a triple mutant variant.

Double Mutant Dangerous, Triple Mutant
Revealed According to a report by a private news agency, the Ministry of Health has been informed that due to one more mutation in the double mutant variant, it will be transformed into a triple mutant. A third mutation has occurred in the spike protein of the double mutant variant. New changes have been observed in samples taken from Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh. These are the states where the second wave of corona cases have increased rapidly. This was found in 17 samples taken from these states. It is believed that double mutations have led to such a rapid increase in cases. Anxiety has increased since the discovery of the triple mutant variant in such a situation.

Double mutant variant already dangerous
A few months ago, the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) announced a new variant, the 'Double Mutant'. This variant is scientifically named B.1.617, with two types of mutations, including E484Q and L452R. This is a form of the virus, whose genome has changed twice. To keep themselves effective for a long time, viruses constantly change their genetic makeup so that they cannot be eradicated. It is considered extremely dangerous due to two types of virus mutations. Now there is talk of triple mutants.

Genome sequencing reveals
Cluster-based genome sequencing testing and surveillance identify any mutations in the virus. To date, 10 surveillance sites have been set up in India for genome sequencing. The Ministry of Health has set up the Indian SARS-COV-2 Genomics Consortium for laboratory and epidemiological surveillance and for the expansion of the complete 'genome sequencing' of the corona virus in the country, to know how the virus is transmitted and originated.

The central government has expressed concern over the rising number of cases of corona infection in the country. The Center has told states that corona-positive samples should be sent for random genome sequencing. Failure to do so will result in inaccurate information about the mutation-linked transition.

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