Within one year of H1N1 virus surfacing in India, the country has launched indigenously made vaccine called Vaxi Flu-S to combat the virus. Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has launched the vaccine on Thursday. The vaccine is manufactured by Zydus Cadila.
On this occasion, the minister said, “Post-Independence, this is the first influenza vaccine which has been indigenously made. The H1N1 made us think that we could not wait for importing vaccines, keeping in view the huge population. I am happy we achieved our goal on time.” Azad also got himself vaccinated with this single-dose vaccine, Fresh News reports.
WHO experts say that the virus remains a threat to some vulnerable people, notably pregnant women, young children and those with respiratory problems, and such groups would continue to need vaccinations.
WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said: “It is predicted that H1N1 will continue to be the primary or overwhelming virus among influenza viruses for quite a while, OnMedica informs.
Russia may terminate all kinds of military and military-technical relations with Israel, including the agreement on the exchange of reconnaissance data
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea