Mycobacterium: 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 ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2020
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs
Scheme to screen all Children for Leprosy and TB
Published: August 29, 2019
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
Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme
Published: April 13, 2018
Tuberculosis is caused by various strains of mycobacterium, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It usually attacks the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body. National Tuberculosis Control Programme was started in 1962 on a 50:50 sharing basis between Centre and State. The objectives of the Programme were to reduce the morbidity and mortality; to ..
Topics: Clinical medicine • Directly observed treatment, short-course • Infectious diseases • Medicine • Mycobacterium • Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program • Tuberculosis • Tuberculosis in India • Tuberculosis management • World Tuberculosis Day
Current Affairs : April 11, 2010
Published: April 16, 2010
Appointments:Bar Council Chairman: Gopal SubramaniumSolicitor General of India Gopal Subaramanium has been unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Bar Council of India (BCI). Mr Dhanapal Raj, will be Vice Chairman. Awards:Dara Shikoh Award – Sheila Dixit:Dara Shikoh Award is presented by Indo-Iran Society. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit has been selected for the award ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
Topics: Bacteria • Border Security Force • Central Industrial Security Force • Cochin International Airport • Current Affairs 2010 • Defence Research and Development Organisation • Government of India • India • Microbiology • Ministry of Defence • Mycobacterium
BCG: Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (or Bacille Calmette-Guérin
Published: May 20, 2009
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