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No evidence of Beijing strain of TB bacteria spreading through

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Doctors at All Institute of Medical Sciences have identified a bacteria strain from which is spreading a particular type of tuberculosis, but there is no conclusive evidence that it is spreading through northeastern states, was informed today.

"The government is aware about the study where strain of the bacteria, mycobaterium has been identified by doctors in AIIMS," Minister of State for Health Faggan Singh Kulaste said in a written reply.

He was asked whether government is aware about the research by doctors of AIIMS in where it has been detected that a virus strain from is spreading in the country.

"There is no conclusive evidence that the strain is spreading through northeastern states," Kulaste said.

He also said that in the government sector, reseach activities for detection and treatment of are mostly carried out by institutions such as Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Science and Technology and Department of Atomic Energy.

The Bhabha Atomic Reesrach Centre has developed Bhabhatron and the Society of Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research has developed Linear Acceelerator.

epidemic in is "larger" than what was previously estimated, the (WHO) had recently said.

It had asserted that the country was one of six nations which accounted for 60 per cent of the new cases in 2015.

The Global Tuberculosis Report 2016 which was released recently however, said the number of TB deaths and incidences rate continue to fall globally as well as in

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First Published: Fri, November 25 2016. 17:57 IST