People with blood group ‘A’ may be more prone to new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), while those with blood type ‘O’ have a lower risk of contracting the deadly virus, a study One of a kind claimed on Tuesday.
Reported by the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the preliminary study looked at the blood group of patients in China who contracted the disease.
This conclusion was made after researchers led by Wang Xinghuan from the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine and Translational Medicine at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University published a study on March 11, saying that the blood types of Wuhan’s death victims have similarities. They found that of the 206 deaths, 85 had type A blood, which was 63 percent more than the 52 with type O.
Wang clarified that their study has not yet been finalized, but the investigation could lead authorities to protect more Type A people from blood, as they were initially shown to be more prone to COVID-19 compared to other types of blood.
“Patients infected with Sars-CoV-2 with blood group A may need more vigilant surveillance and aggressive treatment. Blood group O had a significantly lower risk of contracting infectious diseases compared to non-O blood groups,” he wrote. Wang. “It may be useful to introduce ABO blood typing in both patients and medical personnel as a routine part of the management of Sars-CoV-2 and other coronavirus infections, to help define management options and assess levels of exposure to people’s risk. ”
“Blood group O had a significantly lower risk of contracting infectious diseases compared to non-O blood groups,” said the study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed.
According to a study at the US National Center for Biotechnology Information. USA (NCBI), ‘O’ is the most common blood group (37.12 percent) in India, closely followed by B at 32.26 percent, followed by A at 22.88 percent while AB was the least prevalent group at 7.74 percent.
In the United States, approximately 44 percent of the population is type O, while approximately 41 percent is type A.