New Delhi. rapidly spreading all over the world Coronavirus cases Due to this, once again a dreadful situation seems to be happening. Due to this type of infection first found in South Africa, a new wave of Kovid has come in all the countries. but now it turns out that Omicron Variant It was first found not in South Africa but in Canada. This has been revealed in a new research of Dalhousie University, Canada. According to this, the Omicron variant was first identified in the rotten waters of Nova Scotia.
Professor Graham Gagnon, director of Dalhousie University’s Center for Water Resource Studies, said: “Our team first identified Omicron in the bad waters of Nova Scotia in mid-November. He said that this will help us in getting future information. The first case of Omicron was identified in South Africa in late November.
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On 13 December, the first cases were confirmed in Nova Scotia, and they were related to the COVID-19 pandemic at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish.
Omicron survives in intestines instead of breath
According to the university, the virus survives longer in the stomach and intestines than in the respiratory tract, which means genetic material can be identified in human waste, despite the fact that COVID-19 is a respiratory disease.
Since December 2020, the Dalhousie team has been monitoring wastewater for COVID-19 indicators at four of the Halifax area’s main wastewater treatment plants: Halifax, Dartmouth, Mill Cove, and East Street as well as five student dormitories on the Dalhousie campus .
Let us tell you that in November, a worrying new form of corona virus emerged in South Africa, after it surfaced, a dramatic jump in the cases of Kovid was seen in the whole world including South Africa. Dr Sikhulele Moyo, after analyzing samples of Kovid-19 in his laboratory in Botswana, noticed that these samples looked surprisingly different from the others. Omicron has more than 50 mutations, and scientists have called this a huge jump in the evolution of the virus.
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