Prelims 2020

Recently the terms, ‘Michigan strain’ and the ‘California strain’ was in news. It is related to which of the following disease?
A.
H1N1
B.
Dengue
C.
Malaria
D.
Tuberculosis
Explanation :
The California strain had been circulating around the world since the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.
But as a result of point mutations, a new strain the ‘Michigan strain’ emerged last year.
India witnessed the circulation of both the California and Michigan strains in 2016.
This year, surveillance revealed that the H1N1 virus found in India is only the Michigan strain.
The Michigan strain too is susceptible to the drug Oseltamivir

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