TB timelines – The Hindu (May 12, 2017)

TB timelines – The Hindu (May 12, 2017)

Nearly two months after the Health Ministry set the ambitious target of working towards elimination of tuberculosis by 2025, a study published in The Lancet indicates that India’s TB crisis is…. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1:

  1. ambitious (adjective) – determined, aggressive; challenging.
  2. snowball (verb) – increase rapidly.
  3. fluoroquinolone (noun) – an antibiotic drug used to treat systematic diseases.
  4. alarming (adjective) – worrying, disturbing, troubling.
  5. projection (noun) – expectation, forecast, prediction.
  6. strain (noun) – a variety of a microorganism (like bacteria) with different (mostly harmful) characteristics.
  7. forecast (verb) – predict, augur; speculate.
  8. intervention (noun) – action taken to improve a (health) disorder.
  9. screening (noun) – evaluation or investigation.
  10. regimen (noun) – plan, procedure/practice, process.


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2 Responses to TB timelines – The Hindu (May 12, 2017)

  1. Debul sarkar says:

    very nice sir/ma’am


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