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Animal Behaviour and the Spread of Disease

A new study linking the changing animal behaviour in response to changes in terrains with the spreading of disease was published. About the Study The study observed how a novel tuberculosis bacteria spread among the banded mongoose using their social behaviour. The bacteria was transmitted via scent marking of the mongoose (the animal uses olfactory ..

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WHO on Corona Virus: Virus is not yet pandemic

The World Health Organization on February 4, 2020 announced that the Corona virus disease has not yet become pandemic. The disease has so far killed 425 people and has infected more than 20,000. Hong Kong recently reported death due to the virus. It is the first country outside China to report death. Highlights Though the ..

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Tuberculosis: India renames its programme; WHO endorses India developed tech-TrueNAt MTB

On January 17, 2020, Government of India renamed its National TB Control Programme to National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme. Also, the WHO (World Health Organization) recently endorsed on technology developed by Indian scientists to detect the disease called TrueNat MTB in terms of accuracy. Renaming GoI has renamed the programme to National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme. The ..

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Tuberculosis Control Programme renamed with now Focus on Elimination

With the aim to detect cases earliest and treat them, back in 1962, the National Tuberculosis Control Programme was started which from 1st January 2020 onwards has been renamed with now focus from control shifting to elimination as National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme. The change of name was initiated by the Ministry of Health and Family ..

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Special Drive against Paediatric TB cases in Kerala

The Kerala state branch of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics to ensure that all children are Tuberculosis (TB)-free will be implementing protocol-based and standardized management of all paediatric TB cases to achieve the continuous decline of number paediatric TB cases in the state, as Kerala has registered an annual decline of 7.5 per cent and ..

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