Coronavirus Updates: Health ministry secretary Lav Agarwal tests COVID-19 positive, to observe home isolation
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Reports said that Agarwal is asymptomatic and had met with Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and the NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Thursday.
Coronavirus India Roundup, April 24: Doubling rate improves to 10 days, Maharashtra sees over 750 cases in a day
Coronavirus India Roundup April 24: Doubling rate improves to 10 days, Maharashtra sees over 750 cases in a day According to the Health Ministry’s latest press briefing, 1684 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative total to 23,077 COVID-19 cases in the country.
Coronavirus Global Roundup April 15: Over 2 million infected, US temporarily halts funding to WHO, BCG vaccine to be studied
Over 2.01 million people have now been infected with COVID-19 across the world, and over 127,500 people have lost their lives.
Currently, babies as young as one-day-old are given the BCG vaccine to protect them from TB. However, the effects of BCG wear off after 15-20 years.
New cases of TB in India dropped by 1.7% and deaths from the infection by 3% between 2016-17: WHO.
Researchers have developed a simple and inexpensive diagnostic test to quickly and reliably detect tuberculosis in humans.