Dengue Vaccines: A Quick Overview

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 decided to post the list here. I am copy-pasting from … Continue reading Dengue Vaccines: A Quick Overview

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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 our Derry based players appear to be okay. I’ve been told … Continue reading Derry City Football Team Hit by Mumps: Points to A Deeper Problem

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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, it shall now be separately introduced in the UIP. Rubella … Continue reading New Vaccines in India’s Universal Immunization Program

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