Researchers at the University of New South Wales, Australia have developed. MGFT can analyze aspects of a biological agent.
Researchers at the University of New South Wales, Australia have developed. MGFT can analyze aspects of a biological agent.

Melbourne, Pret. The whole world is currently battling Kovid-19. Scientists are working day and night in laboratories to deal with it. But it is not yet known how this epidemic finally spread? Does it stem from natural causes or is man-made? The answers to these questions are still in the future trough.

But now researchers have developed a new tool to identify the factors responsible for the outbreak of an epidemic, which may indicate whether the epidemic is natural or man-made. Researchers say the new device will make it easier to investigate the origin of epidemics such as the corona.

According to researchers at the University of New South Wales, Australia, each outbreak is generally believed to be natural in origin. Unnatural causes are not included when assessing the origin of its risks. Its biggest disadvantage is that we may have to do another epidemic in future. That is why with the change of time, we should also look at the unnatural causes of any epidemic so that future generations can be saved from the risk of life.

The study, published in the journal Risk Analysis, states that researchers have modified an evaluation tool called GFT to create ‘MGFT’ to detect epidemic factors. GFT was also used to evaluate previous outbreaks.

Based on 11 criteria

Researchers said the device has 11 criteria to determine if an outbreak is unnatural or natural. It can also ascertain whether the epidemic is the result of a biological or biological attack by political or terrorists. He said that the new device has such potential that it can also test whether pathogens are abnormal, rare and new problems or they have been generated by editing genes by synthetic biotechnology.

Artificial pathogens create unusual environmental stability

Scientists believe that pathogens developed in laboratories can lead to abnormal environmental stability, along with increasing the potency. Apart from this, usually no treatment is available for such viruses and it becomes difficult to identify them.

Also examines geographical distribution

The researchers said that the new MGFT device analyzes particular aspects of the biological agent. It also examines the specialty of the geographical distribution of the disease. He said that if the disease is identified in an area for the first time or after a long time, then it is unusual from the point of view of epidemiology. According to the study, the new device also assesses whether the biological agent is artificially released. In such cases, scientists said that the agent can be found in unusually high concentrations in air, soil and drinking or surface water over a large area and gradually takes the form of infectious disease.

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