Did you know that tuberculosis, caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the second highest infectious cause of death worldwide? Being one of the global health challenges, nearly one-quarter of the world’s population is infected with TB bacteria. Though tuberculosis is a curable disease, it becomes difficult to cure when the patient is found to possess drug-resistant tuberculosis. This has raised up the need to improve reliable research in this area prioritizing drug development, diagnosis and vaccine development for tuberculosis.
In today’s scenario, more effective and widely affordable tuberculosis drugs should be found to reinforce the removal of TB in this world. To magnify the impact of basic tuberculosis research, we must encourage such team approaches of researchers. Therefore this discovery made by these group of scientists seems to drive the way for tuberculosis treatment and efficient vaccine identification.
“Fighting against tuberculosis unremittingly is the slogan for this year and depicts our goal for the future”– Mao Qun’an