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India expects dengue vaccine in two years

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The Serum Institute of India plans to release a vaccine against dengue fever in two years.

The Serum Institute of India (SII) is developing a vaccine against the deadly dengue fever that could be ready in as little as two years. Adar Punawalla, the executive director of SII, announced this on Tuesday.

"We are developing a vaccine against dengue. You can evaluate it in two years," Adar Punawalla is quoted as saying. > TV channel NDTV.

As the director of the institute specified, this is the second drug in the world for this viral infection. He expressed confidence that the Indian vaccine would be more effective.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that has been rapidly spreading in all WHO regions in recent years. The carriers of the virus are female mosquitoes. The number of cases of infection is estimated at 100-400 million annually. According to the WHO, more than 80% of cases are usually mild or asymptomatic. But the virus can cause an acute flu-like illness that can develop into a potentially fatal complication.

The first dengue vaccine was developed by the French division of pharmaceutical company Sanofi in 2015. It is registered in 20 countries.

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