iNCOVACC Context: The Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Minister of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh recently launched the intranasal COVID­19 vaccine iNCOVACC. Who is manufacturing it? iNCOVACC, the intranasal COVID¬19 vaccine is being manufactured by the Hyderabadbased vaccine developer Bharat Biotech International Ltd. (BBIL). It is the first intranasal COVID vaccine approved for the primary two-dose […]

Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer Context: The Government of India has stated that it will begin distributing vaccines for prevention of cervical cancer through schools that aim to prevent cervical cancer in girls between the ages of 9 and 14. The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was suggested for inclusion in the […]

Paediatric Cardio-Care

Paediatric Cardio-Care Context: According to the Pediatric Cardiac Society of India (PCSI), the prevalence of congenital cardiac anomalies is one in every 100 live births; or an estimated 2,00,000 children are born with CHD every year. Only 15,000 of them receive treatment.  What is the […]

The Lumpy Skin Disease

The Lumpy Skin Disease Origin: The Lumpy Skin Disease was initially found in an outbreak in Zambia in 1929. The Lumpy Skin Disease is caused by the LSD virus (LSDV), a poxvirus of the genus capripoxvirus. The studies indicate that until the 1980’s the virus […]