No menu items!

Chloë Grace Moretz Reflects...

The Carrie and the Kick-Ass star, Chloe Grace Moretz, recently disclosed the darkness...

Who Is Ryan Grantham’s...

In the Diary of a Wimpy Kid actor, Ryan Grantham has been sentenced...

Who Is Maryka? About...

What are we getting to hear these days? Is Adam Levine cheating on...

Renowned American Jazz Organist...

Joey Defrancesco, the munificent Jazz Organist, saxophonist, and trumpeter of America died on...
HomeIndiaSouth Africa: Coronavirus...

South Africa: Coronavirus remained for 216 days in HIV+ woman; 30 mutations found

In South Africa, a case of coronavirus in the body of a woman suffering from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been reported for 216 days. During this, more than 30 mutations occurred in the virus due to the weak immune system of the woman.

Scientists worry that some of these mutations could prove dangerous and completely change the behaviour of the virus. It is not yet clear whether the woman infects other people.

The woman was infected with coronavirus in September 2020

According to the case report published in the medical journal ‘ medRxiv ‘, this woman from KwaZulu Natal was infected with HIV in 2006. Now he had advanced HIV, and her immune system had become very weak.

She became infected with the coronavirus in September 2020, and after that, the virus remained inside her for more than seven months (216 days).
During this, 13 and 19 other genetic mutations occurred in the virus’s spike protein.

Mutations in corona include some dangerous mutations

Some of the mutations in the coronavirus while in the woman’s body have been seen in other variants of concern (VOC).

These include the E484K mutation in the alpha variant (B.1.1.7) first detected in the United Kingdom (UK) and the N510Y mutation in the beta variant (B.1.351) first found in South Africa, which is associated with some degree of immunity And manage to beat the vaccine.

Researchers said that it is not a mere coincidence that most of the variants of corona in the country have emerged from KwaZulu Natal, where one in every four adults is infected with HIV.

Although there is little evidence that HIV-infected people are more likely to be infected with the corona, researchers say that if more such cases emerge, people with advanced HIV could become a ‘factory of variants’ for the whole world. 

Tulio de Oliveira, a geneticist at KwaZulu Natal University in Durban, said that people with weakened immune systems could carry the coronavirus for a long time. Regarding the victim woman, he said that she showed only mild corona symptoms in the initial phase, while the virus remained in her body for a long time. The researchers also suggested early detection of HIV to reduce mortality.

Get notified whenever we post something new!

Continue reading

Fast Lean Pro Reviews (2023): Does This Weight Loss Supplement Work?

Experts Review Fast Lean Pro (2023): Don't Fall for the Fast Lean Pro Hype! Revealing Consumer Report Investigates the Effectiveness of this Popular Weight Loss Supplement Fast Lean Pro is a newly launched dietary supplement that has been a major...

These Celebrities Have Made the Move to Solar Power, and So Should You!

We think it's fair to say: if you haven't heard of solar panels, you must have been living under a rock! Solar is no longer an overpriced fad but a budget-friendly essential if you want to do your part...

Forensics on Screen: How Realistic are Crime Show & Movies?

Crime shows and movies have captivated audiences for decades with thrilling plots, complex characters, and high-stakes drama. From the gritty realism of “Rescue 911” to the flashy style of “Miami Vice,” these productions have given viewers an inside look...