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WHO approves first ever vaccine for emergency use against polio

The WHO said these can occur if a weakened strain of the polio virus contained in an oral vaccine circulates among under-immunized populations for a long time.
Bio Farma’s unlicensed nOPV2 dose is aimed at containing so-called circulating vaccine-derived polio viruses in several African and East Mediterranean countries as well as the Western Pacific and Southeast Asian regions, the WHO said in a statement on Friday.(HT Photo)
Bio Farma’s unlicensed nOPV2 dose is aimed at containing so-called circulating vaccine-derived polio viruses in several African and East Mediterranean countries as well as the Western Pacific and Southeast Asian regions, the WHO said in a statement on Friday.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 14, 2020 02:00 PM IST
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‘Covid-19 vaccines to be ready by June’, says Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Biocon, which announced its September quarter earnings on Friday, saw its net profit fall to Rs 169 crore from Rs 216 crore in the year-ago quarter. In an interview, she shared her views on the vaccine and its challenges.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is hopeful that the vaccine will be in India by June, but added that delivering it to all Indians comes with its own challenges.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is hopeful that the vaccine will be in India by June, but added that delivering it to all Indians comes with its own challenges.
Updated on Oct 24, 2020 08:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | BySharan Poovanna

‘Existing polio vaccine shows promise, could protect against Covid-19’: Study

According to experts, the stimulation of innate immunity by live attenuated vaccines in general, and oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) in particular, “could provide temporary protection against coronavirus disease 2019”
Phials of an mRNA type vaccine candidate for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) are pictured at Chulalongkorn University during the development of an mRNA type vaccine for the coronavirus disease.(REUTERS)
Phials of an mRNA type vaccine candidate for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) are pictured at Chulalongkorn University during the development of an mRNA type vaccine for the coronavirus disease.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 08:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Scientists looking at tuberculosis, polio vaccines to ward off coronavirus: Report

Tests are underway to see if the tuberculosis vaccine can slow the novel coronavirus, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.
According to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the contagion has infected over 75,00,000 people and killed more than 4,20,000 across the world.(AP)
According to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the contagion has infected over 75,00,000 people and killed more than 4,20,000 across the world.(AP)
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 01:57 PM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Haryana: 22 lakh children administered polio vaccine

On the first day, approximately 22 lakh children of less than five years of age have been administered polio drops.
Around 38 lakh children, under five years of age, are anticipated to be covered under the programme.(HT file)
Around 38 lakh children, under five years of age, are anticipated to be covered under the programme.(HT file)
Published on Jan 20, 2020 09:18 AM IST
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Chandigarh | ByPress Trust of India

India’s past learnings can help it eradicate malaria

Data indicates that it is headed in the right direction, but the last mile is the hardest
Malaria, which is a parasitic infection that spreads between people through the bite of the infected female anopheles mosquito and causes symptoms like fever, headache, chills and vomiting, can be eliminated only by stopping indigenous transmission of the infection(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Malaria, which is a parasitic infection that spreads between people through the bite of the infected female anopheles mosquito and causes symptoms like fever, headache, chills and vomiting, can be eliminated only by stopping indigenous transmission of the infection(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 06, 2019 08:20 PM IST
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Christopher Elias on Ayushman Bharat, universal health coverage and more

Christopher Elias, president of the Global Development Division, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, says that India is headed in the right direction to achieve universal health coverage.
Christopher Elias is president of the Global Development Division, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Christopher Elias is president of the Global Development Division, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Updated on Jan 20, 2019 12:22 PM IST
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Uttar Pradesh recalls contaminated polio vaccine vials, FIR filed against manufacturer

It is estimated the polio vaccine supplied was enough to cater to about 10 crore children in 10 states and had even reached health centres where facility for delivery is available. The matter came to light in Uttar Pradesh only.
An FIR has been filed against the firm Biomed which manufactured the polio vaccine that was found to contaminated.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
An FIR has been filed against the firm Biomed which manufactured the polio vaccine that was found to contaminated.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Updated on Oct 05, 2018 03:53 PM IST
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Polio surveillance enhanced in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana

The health ministry on Wednesday said surveillance has been enhanced in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Telangana after traces of Polio Virus Type 2 were found in some batches of oral polio vaccine, and asserted the country remains polio-free.
Traces of Polio Virus Type 2 were found in some batches of oral polio vaccine manufactured by a Ghaziabad-based pharmaceutical company.(File Photo)
Traces of Polio Virus Type 2 were found in some batches of oral polio vaccine manufactured by a Ghaziabad-based pharmaceutical company.(File Photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2018 01:39 PM IST
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Contaminated polio vaccine given to children in Maharashtra, Telengana, UP

The health ministry, under its national immunisation programme, will also ensure that inactivated polio virus (IPV) injections are administered to all children in the places concerned of the three states so that no child is missed, an official said.  
Some vials of the oral polio vaccines contaminated with the type-2 polio virus were administered to children in Maharashtra and Telengana, besides Uttar Pradesh, health ministry officials confirmed.(AFP Photo)
Some vials of the oral polio vaccines contaminated with the type-2 polio virus were administered to children in Maharashtra and Telengana, besides Uttar Pradesh, health ministry officials confirmed.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Oct 02, 2018 07:34 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Scientists develop novel one-shot vaccine for polio

MIT scientists have developed a new nanoparticle vaccine that could assist efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. The vaccine, which delivers multiple doses in just one injection, could make it easier to immunise children in countries where the disease is still found.
A WHO official said 4,64,865 children have been administered vaccination in the last four years at Nepal border entry points.(HT File Photo)
A WHO official said 4,64,865 children have been administered vaccination in the last four years at Nepal border entry points.(HT File Photo)
Published on May 22, 2018 06:33 PM IST
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