Two pharma cos set to begin 3rd phase of human trials for dengue vaccine

  • | Sunday | 26th November, 2023

Lucknow: Pharmaceutical companies Serum Institute of India (SII) and Panacea Biotec are set to commence the third phase of human trials for a dengue vaccine in April 2024. If the trials are successful, the companies will get the vaccine registered. This announcement was made by Dr Nivedita Gupta, a research fellow at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), during her presentation titled Implementation of Dengue Vaccine: Potential Threats and Possibilities in India at the 46th annual conference of the Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (MICROCON-2023).TNNWe also published the following articles recentlyCovid vaccines did not increase sudden death risk among young Indian adults: ICMR studyA peer-reviewed ICMR study in India found that COVID-19 vaccines did not increase the risk of sudden death among young adults. Instead, post-Covid hospitalization, family history of sudden death, and certain lifestyle behaviors were identified as the likely underlying causes. The study collected data from apparently healthy individuals aged 18-45 who suddenly died of unexplained causes. Lifestyle factors such as smoking, alcohol use, recreational drug use, and vigorous-intensity activity were positively associated with sudden death. The study also highlighted that two vaccine doses lowered the odds of sudden death, while a single dose did not. Additionally, the study acknowledged that Covid-19 infection increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.Successful trial run sets tempo for Bengalurus first kambala todayBengaluru witnessed a spectacle at Palace Grounds with the citys first-ever kambala event. The track, the longest ever for a kambala event, was meticulously designed. Over 200 pairs of buffaloes were brought from Tulunadu due to concerns about the quality of water and food in Bengaluru. Owners wanted to prevent manipulation of food and water by competitors. Additionally, 12 veterinary doctors from Tulunadu, specialists in traditional healing, ensured the health and fairness of the competition.Unexplained sudden death among young adults in India not due to Covid vaccination: ICMR studyAn ICMR study in India found that Covid-19 vaccination is not associated with unexplained sudden death among young adults. The study highlighted that family history of sudden death, hospitalization for Covid-19, recent binge drinking, and vigorous-intensity physical activity were risk factors for such deaths. Addressing these factors could potentially modify the risk. The study was conducted in 47 tertiary care hospitals and involved apparently healthy individuals aged 18-45 years without known co-morbidities. The investigation was prompted by anecdotal reports of sudden deaths among young adults, raising concerns about the possible connection to Covid-19 infection or vaccination.

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