ICMR to map tribes’ genetic code for TB proclivity in Bhopa
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will conduct a research to find out some tribes in Madhya Pradesh are genetically predisposed to tuberculosis (TB). The ICMR's state-of-art diagnostics van will go to tribal areas and a team from the council and MP department of health and family welfare will try to find out answer for the same.

Sample this: one study estimated that prevalence of TB in Saharia tribe of MP is 2,156 per lakh in males. It is 10 times higher compared with TB prevalence in Baiga tribe. A 2008 study of Bharia tribe placed its TB incidence at 432 per lakh. Experts do point out economic situation could be a factor in case of Saharia tribe. Prevalence of TB in MP was 133 per lakh in 2015. It is expected to reach 145 per lakh for 2016....