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Nepal eliminated trachoma as a public health problem

The World Health Organization (WHO) has validated Nepal for having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem. With this, Nepal has become the first country in WHO’s South-East Asia Region to defeat the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness. Trachoma, an eye disease caused by infection with the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, is spread through contact ..


India declared free from trachoma

India has been declared free from infective trachoma, a contagious bacterial infection of the eye common among children. It causes inflamed granulation on the inner surface of the lids. Recently, the Union Health Minister J P Nadda released the National Trachoma Survey Report (2014-17) in New Delhi. The survey results indicate that active Trachoma is ..


Uses of Transitmycin

Transitmycin is a new anti-bacterial, anti-viral molecule recently isolated by scientists of the Tuberculosis Research Centre at Ramanathapuram. This new molecule has proven to be effective for all types of HIV. It was tested against the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, ‘C’ (more common in India) and ‘B’ where it was found to be effective. Now TRC ..