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According to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the contagion has infected over 75,00,000 people and killed more than 4,20,000 across the world.(AP)

Scientists looking at tuberculosis, polio vaccines to ward off coronavirus: Report

Washington | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 01:57 PM IST
Tests are underway to see if the tuberculosis vaccine can slow the novel coronavirus, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.
Despite killing nearly as many people each year as HIV/AIDS and malaria combined, there has not been a new, commercially available tuberculosis vaccine in a century.(AP File)
Despite killing nearly as many people each year as HIV/AIDS and malaria combined, there has not been a new, commercially available tuberculosis vaccine in a century.(AP File)

Tuberculosis can be eradicated by 2045

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2019 03:30 PM IST
A chronic lung disease which is preventable and largely treatable if caught in time, tuberculosis is the top infectious killer of our time, causing over 1.6 million deaths each year.
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