Sero survey in Up will show what percentage of the population has a corona infection

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The Sero survey is conducted across the state. What percentage of the population is affected by the infection? It can be revealed. The Sero survey was conducted in the first wave in the state.

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The Sero survey will begin shortly in the Meerut district. Additional Health Minister Amit Mohan Prasad has given instructions to start the survey in a week. This makes it known how much of the country’s population is infected with Corona. Antibodies are determined by examining the blood. The selection of households for the sero survey is done in such a way that each surveillance team takes samples of people living in eight houses, starting with one house in one of the four identified parts. A blood sample is taken from a person over the age of 18 in the first six houses.

In the last two houses, a sample is drawn from a person between the ages of five and 18 years. In this way, a total of 32 samples are taken from all four parts. Samples are taken from 16 men and 16 women in each zone.

Actually, the fear of the virus spread from house to house due to the second corona wave in UP. The virus knocked into the villages. Many patients suffered from fever and cold, but Corona was not tested. In such a situation, a sero survey is now being conducted across the state. What percentage of the population is affected by the infection? It can be revealed. The Sero survey was conducted in the first wave in the state. Blood samples were randomly taken from people from 11 districts. These samples were tested at KGMU. A Sero survey will now be carried out again. This will happen in all 75 districts. Employee training was carried out for this purpose.

Antibodies were found in every fifth person
The last survey was carried out in Lucknow, Kanpur, Moradabad, Meerut, Kaushambi, Varanasi, Agra, Prayagraj, Gorakhpur, Baghpat and Ghaziabad in August 2020. The team formed for this purpose consisted of four members. In the first wave, antibodies were found in every fifth person. However, the Meerut report of the survey was not made public. It was not known in which area people had found more antibodies.

Preparation for examination in the medical microbiology laboratory
This time the samples from the sero test are also tested in the Meerut microbiology laboratory together with the KGMU Lucknow. The head of the microbiology laboratory, Dr. Amit Garg said that the preparation is starting. First of all, there is an employee training course. The health department will conduct the survey and the investigation will be carried out here. The date has not yet been set, but it will start soon.

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The Sero survey will begin shortly in the Meerut district. Additional Health Minister Amit Mohan Prasad has given instructions to start the survey in a week. This makes it known how much of the country’s population is infected with Corona. Antibodies are determined by examining the blood.

The selection of households for the sero survey is done in such a way that each surveillance team takes samples of people living in eight houses, starting with one house in one of the four identified parts. A blood sample is taken from a person over the age of 18 in the first six houses.

In the last two houses, a sample is drawn from a person between the ages of five and 18 years. In this way, a total of 32 samples are taken from all four parts. Samples are taken from 16 men and 16 women in each zone.

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( News Source – Amar Ujala )

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