Vaccine Current Affairs, GK & News

First indigenous vaccine for fish developed in India

The Central Institute of Brackish Aquaculture located in Chennai has developed an indigenous vaccine for Viral Nervous Necrosis. The name of the vaccine is Nodavac-R Viral Nervous Necrosis The disease is caused by the Betanodavirus. It mostly affects teleost fish. More than forty species are affected by this virus and most of them are marine ..

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October 24: World Polio Day

Every year, World Polio Day is celebrated on October 24. The day is celebrated to highlight the global efforts towards polio-free world. Also, the day encourages the use of polio vaccines. Highlights According to WHO, the polio cases have decreased by 99% since 1988. In 1988, there were 350,000 reported cases. This has reduced to ..

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Russia: First Country in the world to complete COVID-19 human trials

The Sechenov University of Russia has successfully completed the human trials of COVID-19 vaccine. Thereby, Russia has become the first country in the world to complete COVID-19 trials. Highlights The first phase of Russian clinical trials included testing 18 volunteers. During the second stage, a group of 20 volunteers were vaccinated. However, the WHO lists ..

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COVAXIN: India’s first COVID-19 Vaccine trials

The Central Drugs and Standard Control Organization has granted its approval to conduct human trials of COVAXIN vaccine. The vaccine was developed by Bharat Biotech India. The trials are to begin in July 2020. Highlights The trials of the vaccine are scheduled to begin by July, 2020. The vaccine was developed in collaboration with Indian ..

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WHO adopts “Human Challenge Trial” to develop new vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced eight candidates to enter human trials. Several people step forward to participate in human challenge trial as the race to develop new vaccine for the virus is increasing. What is Human Challenge Trial? The trial involves infecting volunteers intentionally with COVID-19 virus. This is done to speed up ..

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