ICMR tests vaccine to check spread of TB in households2 min read . Updated: 16 Jul 2019, 12:25 AM IST
- India has the highest number of TB cases in the world, according to a WHO report
- An estimated 2.79 million patients were suffering from the disease in the country in 2016
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has started a vaccine trial to prevent tuberculosis (TB) among those living close to patients suffering from the disease. The clinical trial is aimed at preventing and decreasing the burden of TB in the country.
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