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A 29 year old woman from Uttar Pradesh, Devika Sirohi was part of a remarkable team at Purdue University who have been able to determine the structure of the deadly Zika Virus. Devika is the youngest member of the team, born and brought up in Meerut. The team consisted of 7 members and their discovery will now help doctors and researchers to find a cure for the fatal disease.

For all those who are not aware, Zika is a virus which broke out in Brazil in 2015 and spread to multiple countries across America. Since the scientists could not determine the exact cause, there was no cure for this mosquito borne fatal disease. The entire research took Devika’s team 4 months, she said, “During the period of the research, we barely slept for two to three hours a day, but our hard work finally paid off. This discovery will help doctors and researchers to find a cure for the deadly disease that has been reported in 33 countries.”

The entire country is proud of this woman from UP where there has been a constant effort on educating girls. We hope people who are reading this take note and benefit from the multiple policies being run by the Samajwadi Party to educate their children.