Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data (GISAID)

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 Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data (GISAID)

A research team has discovered a new strain of Covid-19, Deltacron, in Cyprus. It is a combination of Delta and Omicron. The research team has shared the findings of the discovery with GISAID.


It was launched in the year 2008. The initiative promotes rapid sharing of data on all influenza viruses and the corona virus that causes COVID-19.

Data includes:

  • Genetic sequence and associated clinical and epidemiological data for human viruses and geographic and species-specific data for bird and other animal viruses.
  • Sharing the data helps researchers better understand how viruses develop and spread during widespread infectious diseases and pandemics.

Source – The Hindu

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