Acid-fast bacilli Current Affairs, GK & News
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has rolled out a programme for universal screening of children below 18 years for leprosy and tuberculosis (TB). About the Scheme Under the scheme, an estimated 25 crore children and adolescents will be screened annually for leprosy and TB and put on treatment if required. The Rashtriya ..
Topics: Acid-fast bacilli • Bacterial Diseases • Infectious causes of cancer • Infectious diseases • Lepra • leprosy • Medical specialties • Microbiology • Mycobacterium • Mycobacterium leprae • Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram • Tuberculosis • Tuberculosis in India
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (or Bacille Calmette-Guérin, BCG) is a vaccine against tuberculosis that is prepared from a strain of the attenuated (weakened) live bovine tuberculosis bacillus, Mycobacterium bovis, that has lost its virulence in humans by being specially cultured in an artificial medium for years. The bacilli have retained enough strong antigenicity to become a somewhat ..
Topics: Acid-fast bacilli • BCG vaccine • Calmette • Infectious causes of cancer • Infectious diseases • Medical specialties • Medicine • Mycobacterium • Mycobacterium bovis • Pathogenic bacteria • Tuberculosis • Vaccine