Published On: Wed, Feb 24th, 2016

Dengue’s vaccine Dengvaxia® is out

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Dengue is the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases in the world and it mostly outbreak in the third world countries. Dengue is much devastating for because it engulfs numerous lives every year.

Asian countries spend almost 6.5 billion USD per annum in both direct and indirect medical costs because of Dengue. The condition becomes murkier because of the shortage of any sort of defensive medicines for the similar. But humans have proved that they can deal with any devastating condition with the help of technology in the world.

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, publicized that vaccinations with Dengvaxia® have started in the Philippines pursuing official acceptance of the initial consignment of the vaccine prior this month. Dengvaxia®, a tetravalent dengue vaccine, was endorsed in the Philippines on 22 December 2015 for the avoidance of all four Dengue sorts in individuals from 9-45 years of age residing in widespread places. The vaccine is directed in three doses provided more than a one-year phase, explained in the press release.

Just in the Philippines more than 110,000 people on a standard rate becomes Dengue patient each year while Asia tolerates 70% of dengue fever load worldwide with an average 67 million people being ill by the disease once a year.
“This is truly a great moment in the history of vaccinology,” states Guillaume Leroy, Vice-President of Dengue Vaccine, Sanofi Pasteur. “Dengvaxia®’s accessibility for direction by healthcare givers in the Philippines, to be pursued nearly by the start of a public sector vaccination program in the country is a landmark occasion for worldwide Dengue avoidance and a big success for the people of the Philippines.”

Dengue is a becoming public health risk in tropical and subtropical countries in Asia and Latin America. Mostly a metropolitan disease discovered in more than 120 countries where half the world’s populace resides, Dengue in general strikes in the shape of random outbreaks able of paralyzing health care systems and disturbing social and economic function in these city centers.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.