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the House witnessed unruly scenes of jostling and strident sloganeering by the opposition MLAs. Lets wait and see,whether this is a government for the people Else they willboycott it” state BJP chief Tamilisai Sounderrajan saidin a statement “People want a stable government not a shadowgovernment” she said In the meantime Palaniswami told his Kerala counterpartPinarayi Vijayan that he was looking “forward to sustained andproductive relations with” his state He said in a message: “I convey my best wishes to you and look forward tosustained and productive relations with the State of Keralaand its people” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Anuradha Mascarenhas | Published: February 6 2015 8:11 pm Victor leprosy cured patient (Source: Express photo by Aditi Malewar) Related News The persistence of leprosy has mystified scientists who long have thought the bacteria that causes this ancient disease cannot survive in the environment Now a team of Colorado state university (CSU) researchers has discovered the pathogen mycobacterium leprae can live for moths inside protective host amoebae that are common in water soil and plants – then can be easily transferred to trigger infection The team’s discovery could help explain why the number of global leprosy cases hovers around 200000 per year with endemic pockets of disease in about 15 developing countries according to the World Health Organization At least 60 per cent of the 200000 new cases of leprosy are from India As many as 126 lakh new cases of leprosy were detected across the country in 2014 Drug therapy has greatly reduced infection rates but hot spots remain in parts of Brazil India Africa Myanmar Indonesia and the Philippines Despite a global campaign to eradicate leprosy – and marked cures resulting from multi drug therapy – the organism that causes the disease has hung on for thousands of years said William Wheat a researcher in the CSU Department of Microbiology Immunology and Pathology “It can persist in these amoebae for months and is still capable of transmitting the disease” said Mary Jackson a member of the research team and director of CSU’s Mycobacteria Research Laboratories The labs are renowned for research to discover new diagnostics therapies and preventions for tuberculosis and leprosy diseases caused by mycobacterial pathogens that infect people and animals “While we have eliminated more than 90 percent of leprosy since the 1980s we still have these emerging cases in remote areas” Wheat said “And it’s a disease of poverty so people can’t always seek medical care” Wheat was lead author of a paper reporting the findings recently published in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Leprosy – a source of fear and social stigma – damages skin and attacks nerves causing loss of sensation paralysis and muscle degeneration If it is not treated leprosy can result in blindness and disfigurement such as loss of fingers and toes Jackson and Wheat led the effort to identify a possible environmental culprit in continued spread of Mycobacterium leprae Their laboratory investigation revealed that the bacteria can reside inside common environmental amoebae These amoebae form protective cysts around the bacteria shielding the pathogens and allowing them to persevere Another research group found in 2008 that leprosy bacteria could survive in amoebae for 72 hours The CSU investigators and their collaborators demonstrated an infectious buddy system that lasts much longer: They showed that M leprae can live in amoebic cysts for at least eight months and that this “bacterial cargo” is capable of causing leprosy infection long after being engulfed by amoebae “If we know what to sample and look for in the environment we could identify the red flags” The next step is to test for amoebae in parts of the world where leprosy remains a problem “What we would like to do is prevent transmission from happening in the first place” Wheat noted For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAlthough he has kept the special category status issue floating for the past two years Pawan Kalyan did not originally call for the beach protest on January 26 In the past one week as Jallikattu protests gathered momentum on Chennai’s Marina beach messages circulated on social networking sites such as Twitter and WhatsApp called for a similar protest on Vizag beach to demand special category status” Nikam told reporters after the verdict.” said BPF chairman Hagrama Mohilary.

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