The rising tide of dengue has slowed down in Delhi as the temperatures have started to dip. In the mean time, Mexico has created a ripple by approving the use of Dengvaxia, a tetravalent vaccine against dengue a few days ago. So, I was drawing up a summary of the different vaccines in play, and … Continue reading Dengue Vaccines: A Quick Overview
Derry City Football Team Hit by Mumps: Points to A Deeper Problem
The Derry Journal has reported that several players in the Derry City football team has come down with Mumps. The team boss has said something, according to the news paper report, which indicates a deeper issue behind the outbreak.According to the quote given by the newspaper: "It's certainly interesting that it's affecting our southern lads as … Continue reading Derry City Football Team Hit by Mumps: Points to A Deeper Problem
First Partially Successful Vaccine Developed Against Prion Disease in Deer
The first partially successful vaccine against a prion disease (Chronic Wasting Disease in white tailed deer) is good news, but the journey has just begun.
FDA Approves 9-Valent HPV Vaccine
Some thoughts on the new nine valent vaccine against HPV approved by the FDA.
New Vaccines in India’s Universal Immunization Program
Four new vaccines are being added to the arsenal of vaccines in India’s Universal Immunization Program. These include: Rubella, Rotavirus, Injectable Polio and Japanese Encephalitis for adults. This declaration was made on the Press Information Bureau website on the 3rd of July. Rubella: Although this was being administered as a part of the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine, … Continue reading New Vaccines in India’s Universal Immunization Program