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SEROLOGY SURVEY OF COVID-19

SEROLOGY SURVEY OF COVID-19

Context

Recently Serological Surveys were conducted in Delhi and Mumbai.

About Serological Survey

  • It is conducted to assess the prevalence of a disease in a population.
  • It is done by detecting the presence of specific antibodies that are produced against the virus.
  • It includes the IgG Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) test.
  • It estimates the proportion of the population exposed to SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Findings

  • Shows high exposure to the SARS- CoV-2 in cities like Mumbai and Delhi.
  • Mumbai Study shows that out of three in five, or 57% tested in Mumbai slums were exposed to the virus and had developed antibodies against it, compared to 16% of those tested in residential societies of Mumbai.
  • Delhi’s seroprevalence study has shown that nearly a quarter of the 21,000-odd samples tested had been exposed to the virus.

Result of the Survey

  • Points to a higher prevalence of the virus in India.
  • COVID-19 may be more infectious than previously believed.
  • Indicates that in the absence of a reliable vaccine, the vast majority of people everywhere continue to be vulnerable.
  • A large proportion of those in whom antibodies were detected was asymptomatic which points to the fact that the fatality rate may be much lower than the existing values.

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