THE OMICRON SUB-VARIANT BA.2: IS IT A VARIANT

TO WORRY ABOUT? O On 26th November 2021, B.1.1.529 variant or Omicron was labeled as a variant of concern (VOC) by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the endorsement of its Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evaluation. The first reports of omicron were received from Africa (1). The infection caused by omicron has spread rapidly […]

FLURONA: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

All the hospitalizations and infections caused by the new variant of coronavirus, the main focus has shifted mainly on omicron and the chances are the world has forgoan about an old infection, the flu. The virus causing influenza is kicking and alive and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported 30,000 cases […]

Delmicron – a new variant or a debacle

The rate of mortality and mobility has increased immensely worldwide in the past two years due to the constant appearance of various coronavirus variants creating concerns in the global health community aneresulting in adverse impacts on socioeconomic conditions (1-4). The most recent variant of concern is the highly mutated B.1.1.529 called the omicron variant, which […]

BENEFITS OF ANTIBODY RAPID TEST

The management of coronavirus outbreaks is at a critical point where there is a widespread need for accurate and fast testing. The backbone of coronavirus testing has been Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing but the present time demands urgent surveillance of the population at risk due to not presenting any symptoms. One of the ways […]

COMBINATION RAPID ANTIGEN TEST FOR CORONAVIRUS AND INFLUENZA A AND B VIRUS

Advanced technologies such as rapid antigen test kits and Polymerase chain reactions have aided a great deal in the detection of respiratory infections caused by viruses (1). During the coronavirus outbreak, the commonly used test was RT-PCR in which specimen was collected through the nasopharyngeal swab. In the meantime, the influenza season has coincided with […]

The Benefits Of Antigen Rapid Swab Test

The current pandemic of coronavirus has rapidly spread worldwide and it has resulted in approximately one million deaths so far (1). Early diagnosis and well-timed isolation of the infected individuals has now universally been accepted as an effective strategy of prevention and containment of local outbreaks of the coronavirus. With the sweep of the contagious […]

Omnicron Variant And Rapid Antigen Test

  On 24th Novermber, 2021, B.1.1.529, also known as Omnicron (1) was first time reported by the South Africa to the World Health Organization (WHO) as new variant of coronavirus. Numerous mutations in the spike protein of Omnicron virus has been reported and found to have potential for increased transmissibility, more resistance against therapeutic agents, […]

The Worrisome Variant Of The Coronavirus Pandemic – The Delta Variant

The year 2019 witnessed the beginning of one of the worst possible pandemics of the earth in the form of coronavirus. First reported in the Wuhan city of China in the month of December in an open-air market and spread rapidly in the whole world. With the progress of the coronavirus pandemic, various variants of […]

Coronavirus Update 2021

Background The Covid-19 virus, officially named SARS-COV-2, has caused millions of deaths around the globe since 2019. While the virus is still under research for a better understanding of its pathogenesis, many vaccines have also been in trial and some approved for inoculation in an effort to control the pandemic that has caused havoc globally. […]