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Dengue is now a preventable disease! Yes, the fight against the deadly dengue virus has seen some results with the clearance of Sanofi Pastur’s first ever dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia.
The Mexican drug authorities have approved the new vaccine which promises to reduce the disease burden by 50 percent in five years among vulnerable populations. It is a live attenuated, recombinant tetravalent vaccine with a vaccination schedule of 3 doses, given 6 months apart (at 0, 6 and 12 months). Mexico’s regulator endorsed it for people between the ages of 9 and 45 living in areas where the disease is endemic. The shot is not recommended for children under 9 years old because clinical studies suggest it protects them less well.
The injection can thwart all four types of the virus, which has appeared in Portugal, France, Florida and Japan recently, according to the World Health Organization…
Read more: Biotecnika Magazine | January 2016
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