The situation in the country is uncontrollable due to the second wave of Corona virus. Meanwhile, scientists have detected such mutants of this deadly virus which are 10 times more infectious than the rest of the strain. Scientists claim that this mutant has caused havoc in some parts of the country.
Researchers have detected a mutant of the corona virus, which is currently 10 to 1,000 times more infectious than all other strains that are spreading the infection. This mutant is named ‘N440K’. Researchers found that due to this
Mutants found in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh for the first time
The mutant ‘N440K’ was first found in the city of Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh. Now this mutant is spreading rapidly in many parts of the country including Andhra and Telangana. Researchers claim that out of all the new cases in Andhra and Telangana during the second wave, one-third of them have been due to this variant and it is continuously spreading.
Scientists from Hyderabad and Ghaziabad did research
In the last two months, 50 per cent of the country’s cases have come from only four states – Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana and Chhattisgarh, indicating that this variant has spread to these areas. The research has been conducted by scientists from the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad and the Academy for Scientific and Innovation Research in Ghaziabad.