The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) on Wednesday launched a platform to help showcase cutting edge research that is addressing endemic challenges in the continent like diseases, hunger and climat

CHENNAI: The state health department rolled out a new nine-month drug antibiotic regimen for drug-resistant TB instead of the old two-year course.

Horizontal gene transfer has played a role in developing the global public health crisis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). However, the dynamics of AMR transfer through bacterial populations and its direct impact on human disease is poorly elucidated. Here, we study parallel epidemic emergences of multiple Shigella species, a priority AMR organism, in men who have sex with men to gain insight into AMR emergence and spread. Using genomic epidemiology, we show that repeated horizontal transfer of a single AMR plasmid among Shigella enhanced existing and facilitated new epidemics.

Drug manufacturer recently phased out its Compassionate Use Programme

Death of a woman and confirmation of swine flu in two more patients has jolted the state health department out of slumber. The department now is in a state of alert on spread of H1 N1 virus.

CHENNAI: A simple gaffe in protocol for TB diagnosis is turning out to be fatal for patients who are going missing from the state’s records.

Aizawl: The Mizoram government has sounded a swine fever and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) alert.

Pune: The government’s carrot and stick policy to get TB cases notified has failed to cut ice with the doctors and chemists’ associations, who have raised the issue of violation of a patient’s priv

Pune: Six persons succumbed to swine flu in Nashik, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Nagpur and Pune since the beginning of this year, prompting state health officials to step up vaccination of high-risk in

Mumbai : The Bombay High Court recently reminded the Maharashtra government of its duty towards the public at large and particularly the obligation to raise the standard of living of the people.

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