Discreet Monsoon and clinical implications of Vector-Borne Diseases

Tropical regions and vector-borne diseases are synonymous with each other. India is no alien to it. Mosquitoes have brought in diseases for centuries. They have ravaged the population with the ferocity of these diseases. Whether it’s parasite or virus, the Mosquito vector has cropped in every Monsoon. This has created an increase in the pathogenicity […]

Need for Antibody testing in post-vaccination scenario

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought humankind to a stop. COVID-19 has opened new spectrums of infection and virus-host interactions. The second wave hit the country when the vaccination program was already in motion. The population consists of individuals with single, double, or no jab at all. The government has started the registration for vaccination of […]

Diagnostic approaches and challenges in COVID-19

At the beginning of the pandemic, COVID-19 felt like SARS and MERS. In the pre-existing models, the diagnostic approach was included. However, with the severity of the infection and evolution of novel Coronavirus, it was evident that this infection would need a newer and tactical diagnosis. The impact of the disease, paucity of resources, and […]

Neutralizing Antibodies: Where does it fit among the cocktail of Antibodies?

The severity of the viral infection depends on many factors. Virulence of antigens, the collapse of the immune system, and the production of antibodies are factors. Delay in the production of antibodies due to prolonged antigenic phase can lead to complications. The antibodies are specific to different antigens and bind to particular receptors. Therefore, the […]

Antigen Testing in ELISA: A Specific Test At A Precise Time

Unlike any other viral infection, COVID-19 brought in its own set of challenges. The virulence, pathogenicity of the antigens was unknown. Although a member of the Coronavirus family, SARS-CoV-2 was novel in every form of the infection. The last decade saw pandemics from this family of viruses but never had the severity of the virus […]

Rapid Antigen Test for COVID-19: Evolution and Significance

SARS-CoV-2 uniquely causes infection. It manifests lately in the respiratory system and then brings about a total collapse of the immune response. One strain of the virus caused the first wave of COVID-19 infection. The mortality was although relatively low in the first wave. The overlapping symptoms of COVID-19 with other respiratory diseases posed a […]

Why are Neutralizing Antibodies significant for COVID-19 Diagnosis?

COVID-19 pandemic has opened the frontiers of viral pathogenicity to the next level. In 2020, the first wave of COVID-19 infection carried only one strain. The COVID-19 severity thus is contained timely. The second wave hit hard in February of 2021, with many strains infecting in a whole spree. There were local as well as […]

COVID-19 Neutralization Test

Key Highlights : Scientists discovered Neutralization antibodies in May 2020 and a possible indicator for treatment and diagnostic target. One of the excellent outcomes of the pandemic has been COVID-19 Neutralizing antibodies (NAbs). B cells in the human body produce these NAB.NAB’s primary function is to stop infections by eliminating the invading pathogen.

Antibody Testing For COVID-19: Evolution And Significance

In India, the first reported case of COVID-19 was in February 2020. Subsequently, in the next month, the lockdown was introduced for the entire country. The primary objective of the lockdown was to contain the infection, isolate the infected people and start with the early detection of SARS-CoV-2 disease. RT-PCR is the gold standard for […]

Coexistence of Dengue and Chikungunya: Challenges in Diagnosis

The Indian subcontinent is synonymous with tropical diseases, and the prevalence of Vector-Borne diseases, although seasonal, is most catastrophic. Mosquitoes have been on this planet for thousands of years, and to date, they are responsible for wreaking havoc among large spats of the Indian Population. The major viral diseases Dengue and Chikungunya are the ones […]

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