Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

WHO endorses ICMR’s TrueNat test

Published: July 4, 2020

The World Health Organization has endorsed TRueNat test of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for initial diagnosis of Tuberculosis. The test has also been endorsed for detection of Rifampicin resistance in children and adults. About the test The WHO has now endorsed three of the rapid molecular test of ICMR that are used in ..

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COVID-19: ICMR Clinical Trials on BCG Vaccine

Published: May 20, 2020

The Indian Council of Medical Research is conducting clinical trials to check on the efficacy of Tuberculosis vaccines against COVID-19. Highlights The ICMR is to focus on vaccine potential of India in reducing death of COVID-19 infected patients. The trials that will find out the efficacy of BCG Vaccine in COVID-19 patients is to be ..

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Anti-Leprosy Drug Trials started by CSIR against COVID-19

Published: April 28, 2020

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has started the trials of anti-leprosy drug trials against COVID-19. The drug trial is to be conducted with the help of Mycobacterium MW. Highlights The Mycobacterium MW is a heat killed bacteria. It is to be tried on different COVID-19 patients. The drug trial was approved by the ..

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Chitra Gene LAMP-N: Diagnostic kit developed by SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram

Published: April 17, 2020

The Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science (SCTIMST), an institute of national importance developed a diagnostic kit. The kit reduces test time by two hours. Why is it better than RT-PCR? The cost of the kit is Rs 1000. The time taken by the kit to examine the samples is half as that of ..

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Study: Impacts of COVID-19 lowered due to BCG Vaccination

Published: April 4, 2020

Researchers of biomedical sciences of New York Institute of Technology say that the countries such as Netherlands, Italy and United States are more severely affected than countries with BCG policies. The Bacilus Calmette-Guerin vaccine that had been administered in India to protect the children against Tuberculosis, according to the study might be a game changer. ..

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