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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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