The world finally has a Zika virus Vaccine – Made In India!
The World has its first Zika virus Vaccine. Yes! The killer pandemic disease reaching epic proportions in South America will soon see a cure thanks to Scientists in India.
Applying the same research which was used while producing effective vaccines for similar viruses’ like chikungunya and dengue, Indian Pharmaceutical Company Bharat Biotech has developed the world’s first Zika vaccine which is ready for clinical testing.The breakthrough follows the first ever diagnostic test for Zika developed by a German biotech firm. Bharat biotech has also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to support the development and help in speeding up the trial procedures for worldwide medical benefit.
1 Zika, Now a Deadly Pandemic Virus Caused By Mosquitoes
Zika, the deadly vector borne disease surfaced in South America in 2015. It has now reached epic proportions. On the 1st of Feb, World health organization (WHO) declared Zika a Public health emergency on an international scale. This was the first declaration since the dreaded Ebola. The Zika virus till a few months back was raging in South America. It has reached alarming proportions spreading to 28 countries, a majority of them in South America and the Caribbean. Brazil is reeling under the worst outbreak of the disease where more than a million cases have been reported till date.
2 What Is Zika, Where Did It Originate from?
Zika is a vector borne disease. It is spread by the Aedis Aegypti Mosquito. Commonly known as the dreaded yellow fever mosquito, it is primarily responsible for the outbreak of Zika. Originating In Uganda, Zika spread across Polynesia reaching Mexico in 2015. Zika is currently causing havoc in South America where countries like Brazil are the worst affected. As a tropical disease similar to chikungunya and dengue, there’s no telling how soon Zika will spread its ugly tentacles to tropical countries in Asia. If that happens, the results could be disastrous.