Women have more antibodies than men: Survey
Mumbai : A sero survey by Mumbai's civic body in Maharashtra has revealed that the women who have recovered from coronavirus had more antibodies than men.
Sero positivity requires a blood test with a positive result for a particular antibody, a civic official explained.
In the survey by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, it has been revealed that the sero positivity among women was 37.12 per cent as against 35.02 per cent in men.
"In the sero survey, 41.61 per centsero positivity was found in blood samples taken from municipal dispensaries in slum areas. Overall, 36.30 per cent sero positivity is found in 10,197 blood samples collected from citizens from all 24 wards in Mumbai," it said.
"The samples were tested for antibodies in BMC's molecular biology laboratory in its Kasturba Hospital premises. The first survey in July last year had found 57 percent sero positivity in slum areas of three wards, while the one in August showed 45 per cent sero positivity in slum areas," an official said.
"Blood samples taken from private laboratories in non-slum areas showed sero positivity of 28.5 percent in the current survey. In the first survey conducted in July last year, this figure was 16 per cent for three wards and 18 per cent in the one held in August," he added.