FIRST COLLOQUIUM ON MYCOBACTERIAL DISEASES : INTERNATIONAL STATUS & PRIORITIES
April 12-13, 2016
Mycobacteria are one of the most deadly human and animal pathogens. India alone accounts for 24% of the total Tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world. There are estimated 210,000 deaths from multi drug resistant (MDR) - TB annually. It has been reported that approximately 50,000 XDR new cases of tuberculosis are added annually. Similarly, Paratuberculosis is one of the devastating animal diseases with reported zoonotic (animal to human) concerns. Positivity of domestic ruminants (cattle, goat, sheep and buffalo) has dramatically increased from 11 % to 23.3 % over the period of 28 years (1985 - 2013) in India.
The Colloquium aims to bring together planners, scientists, technocrats, medicos, veterinarians and students on a common platform to interact and share their experiences for developing strategic measures to control mycobacterial diseases and raise awareness towards the threat posed by mycobacterial infections and their control both in animals and humans.
• National and international status of mycobacterial diseases in animals & humans
• Epidemiological evidences of mycobacterial zoonosis and reverse zoonosis
• New technologies for diagnosis & control of mycobacterial diseases in animals & humans
• Strategies for the national control of mycobacterial diseases
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