The government will find out how many people got infected with Corona this way
To avoid the third wave of the corona, the sero survey has started in the state. Under this, the Pauri district has been selected for the survey in the first phase
To avoid the third wave of the corona, the sero survey has started in the state. Under this, the Pauri district has been selected for the survey in the first phase. Health workers in different areas of Pauri are checking the status of infection by testing antibodies in people. Some time ago the Indian Council of Medical Research had decided to conduct a sero survey to get a true idea of the infection situation in the country. Under this, work has now started in the state as well. Once again Pauri district has been selected for the survey in the state.
Pauri was also selected in the state for the three sero survey conducted earlier. So far, sero surveys have been conducted thrice in the country and now the fourth survey is being conducted. However, many states have done more sero surveys. Director-General of Health Dr. Tripti Bahuguna informed that Pauri district has been selected for sero survey in the state. She said that only the teams constituted for the Covid investigation at the block level have been given this responsibility. She said that its results will help in preventing and dealing with the third wave of corona in the state.
Infected population will be detected
The second wave of corona had infected people on a large scale in the country as well as in the state. A large number of people reached hospitals for treatment, while many people were cured at home. In a district like Pauri, there was a possibility of infection in every third person but the Health Department does not have any accurate data for this. After this, now random sampling in sero survey will be able to know the status of infection in the population. Director-General of Health, Dr. Tripti Bahuguna said that the sero survey will give an idea of the total infected population in Pauri and from which the state can also be guessed.
Sero survey is done for the antibody test
Ashutosh Sayana, Principal, Doon Medical College, said that antibodies are detected by examining the serum and cells present in the blood of a person. He told that there are two types of antibodies, first immunoglobulin M ie IgM and second immunoglobulin G i.e. IgG. IgG antibodies remain in the body for a long time and in a way act as memory cells against the virus. IgG antibodies test is done in sero survey.
What is sero survey
Sero survey or serological survey tells us how much corona virus is spread in that area. Many times people have corona infection but it does not show any symptoms in their body. This means that the person got infected with the corona but did not fall ill. The more people get antibodies, the lower the risk of infection. That is why sero survey has an important role in the prevention of corona. This gives a true picture of the infection in the population.