Dengvaxia, the first Dengue vaccine waiting to be launched in India!!

Dengue, the break-bone fever, is a serious mosquito-borne disease that makes around 400 million people sick every year. Close to 5 lakh patients need to be hospitalized, out of which 22 thousand can’t survive. More than 100 developing countries in the tropical as well as subtropical regions in Latin America and Asia are affected by … Read moreDengvaxia, the first Dengue vaccine waiting to be launched in India!!

Innovative Dengue treatment on the horizon, with the efforts from Serum Institute of India.

Asia’s largest vaccine maker, Pune based Serum Institute of India is planning to wear another feather in her cap by trying to launch Dengue treatment in India. Dengue is creating a havoc in India especially in Delhi, which is experiencing the worst outbreak in 5 years. Dengue virus infects the cells of human immune system … Read moreInnovative Dengue treatment on the horizon, with the efforts from Serum Institute of India.

Protect your child from Typhoid this rainy season!!

  Rainy season bring the cravings of fried delicacies which is further strengthened by the nice aroma of street food.  It becomes hard to completely avoid the outside food sometimes. It is common to catch typhoid in the rainy season. Typhoid   is a serious systemic infection caused by enteric pathogen Salmonella typhi.  It is spread … Read moreProtect your child from Typhoid this rainy season!!

Dengue vaccine soon , but not efficient for small kids!!

Dengue also infamous as the break-bone fever, is a mosquito – borne viral disease. High fever, headache, severe ache behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains and rash similar to measles are the most common symptoms of Dengue. This disease is self limiting and no specific drug or treatment is available. Antibiotics don’t work and … Read moreDengue vaccine soon , but not efficient for small kids!!

Swine flu vaccine

  Swine flu vaccine is included in Influenza shots recommended to be given yearly, as immunity against Influenza declines in one year. Children below 5 years of age, pregnant women, senior citizens, persons with certain medical conditions (lung or heart disorders; metabolic disorders e.g. Diabetes, kidney ailments, etc.; and immunosuppression) should be essentially given these … Read moreSwine flu vaccine

Swine flu outbreak in India. Could it be prevented?

The increasing number of swine flu cases and fatalities  in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Telangana have taken us back to bitter memories of 2009, when the Swine flu virus made its first attack. Swine flu infection got the pandemic status, as it caused large number of deaths across the world. To everybody’s respite, … Read moreSwine flu outbreak in India. Could it be prevented?