Jaggi Vasudev gives booster dose for anti-vaxxer movement

The highly dangerous and sweeping statement on vaccine side-effects will give anti-vaxxers the much needed impetus and ammunition to scare parents from vaccinating their children. After all, stirring fear in the minds of people by falsely blaming vaccines for unrelated diseases is the bedrock of the anti-vaccination movement. In January 2019, the World Health Organization … Continue reading Jaggi Vasudev gives booster dose for anti-vaxxer movement

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Nearly 6,200 H1N1 cases reported in India in three weeks

In three weeks (February 24 to March 17) this year, the number of H1N1 cases reported from across India has increased by nearly 6,200. At 20,977, the number of cases reported till March 17 is far more than what was reported in the whole of 2018 (14,992) and nearly half the number of cases reported … Continue reading Nearly 6,200 H1N1 cases reported in India in three weeks

Alarming spread of H1N1 in 2019

As on February 24 this year, the number of H1N1 cases and deaths in India have been 14,803 and 448, respectively. The highest numbers are from Rajasthan (3,964), Delhi (2,738) and Gujarat (2,726). The number of cases reported till February 24 is nearly the same as that recorded in the whole of 2018 (14,992). And … Continue reading Alarming spread of H1N1 in 2019

In a first, WHO recommends quadrivalent influenza vaccine

Sanofi has launched in India its quadrivalent influenza vaccine (FluQuadri) containing two A virus strains — H1N1 and H3N2 — and two B virus strians — Victoria and Yamagata — for active immunization of adults over 18 years. In February this year, the WHO for the first time recommended the use of quadrivalent influenza vaccine containing two A … Continue reading In a first, WHO recommends quadrivalent influenza vaccine