World’s Only Dengue Vaccine Gets Approval In 14 Countries

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World’s first and only Dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, has now been approved in 14 countries. The vaccine is prepared by Sanofi-Pasteur, part of French pharmaceutical organisation Sanofi. It has been approved after testing in countries like Philippines, Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Paraguay, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Peru and Guatemala. Dengue is endemic to all of these countries.

Dengvaxia Is World's First Dengue Vaccine
Dengvaxia Is World’s First Dengue Vaccine

Dengue causes a large number of deaths each year. WHO (World Health Organisation) wants to cut down Dengue mortality rate by 50% by 2020. Dengvaxia has been shown to prevent two thirds of dengue occurrences which includes all 4 serotypes of the disease. It is also shown to prevent 8 cases of hospitalisations out of every 10 cases and 93% of hemorrhagic dengue.

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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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