First indigenous vaccine for infant pneumonia approved

News: The Drug Controller General of India(DCGI) has approved the first fully indigenously developed conjugate vaccine for pneumonia developed by the Serum Institute of India,Pune. Facts: Pneumonia: It is an infection in one or both lungs.The infection causes inflammation in the air sacs in your lungs which are called alveoli.The alveoli fill with fluid or… Continue reading First indigenous vaccine for infant pneumonia approved

Why diphtheria is a concern: long-time vaccine, yet rising recent numbers

This season’s first death due to diphtheria in Delhi has caused an alarm with doctors assessing their preparedness. This death took place in spite of the diphtheria vaccine is among the oldest vaccines in India’s Universal Immunisation Programme. Diphtheria is an infectious disease caused by Corynebacterium diphtheria,a bacterium.The primary infection is in the throat and… Continue reading Why diphtheria is a concern: long-time vaccine, yet rising recent numbers