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New study finds Covid-19 variant in cats and dogs, but do not distance your pet just yetNew study finds Covid-19 variant in cats and dogs, but do not distance your pet just yet

New study finds Covid-19 variant in cats and dogs, but do not distance your pet just yet

The chances of transmission from pets to humans remain extremely rare, say experts.

Health Nov 6, 2021, 12:43 PM IST

COVID variants getting better at travelling through air wear tight-fitting masks gcwCOVID variants getting better at travelling through air wear tight-fitting masks gcw

Study suggests COVID variants getting better at travelling through air, wear tight-fitting masks

People infected with S-CoV-2 exhale infectious virus in their breath, and those infected with the Alpha variant put 43 to 100 times more virus into the air than people infected with the original strains of the virus, according to a team led by researchers at the University of Maryland in the United States.

Top Stories Sep 20, 2021, 4:13 PM IST

Delta Covid virus variant of concern behind the second wave in India-VPNDelta Covid virus variant of concern behind the second wave in India-VPN

Explained: Delta, the dangerous virus variant first found in India

The Coronavirus variant first spotted in India, B.1.617, and its lineage B.1.617.2 have high transmissibility which is almost fifty per cent more than B.1.1.7 or the Alpha variant.

Top Stories Jun 6, 2021, 11:18 AM IST