Monkeypox: Will monkeypox vaccine come soon in the country? Know what Dr VK Paul said - Newztezz Online


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Monkeypox: Will monkeypox vaccine come soon in the country? Know what Dr VK Paul said

Monkeypox Vaccine: So far four infected patients of monkeypox have been found in the country. Experts say that now a vaccine will have to be made to control this virus.

The cases of monkeypox virus are increasing rapidly around the world. So far, more than 18 thousand cases have been reported in 75 countries. Four infected have been confirmed in India too. Exerts are anticipating that the cases will increase in the coming days. In such a situation, the need for monkeypox vaccine is also being felt. It is also being said that smallpox vaccine can affect this virus. In such a situation, import of smallpox vaccine is also being considered.

Meanwhile, Dr VK Paul, a member of NITI Aayog, has said a big thing on the vaccine of monkeypox. Dr Pal has said that there is no vaccine for monkeypox yet. There is a vaccine for smallpox. It is being seen whether monkeypox vaccine can be developed. For this we are in talks with vaccine manufacturing companies. If monkeypox vaccine needs to be made, then there is enough capacity for this.

No need to panic

Dr. Pal says that there is no need to panic seeing the increasing cases of monkeypox in the country. The government is taking strict steps to stop the spread of this virus. He said that surveillance system has been strengthened to check monkeypox. Tracing of people who came in contact with the infected is being done. Labs have also been prepared to test for monkeypox. All the states have been instructed to remain alert. There is no need to panic with this virus. If a person is showing symptoms of monkeypox, then after consulting the doctors, he should go to the hospital. There is no need to fear about this virus.

Vaccine can be imported in the country

Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla says that considering the threat of monkeypox in the country, the idea of ​​importing smallpox vaccine is being considered. For this, talks are being held with the Danish company Bavarian Nordic. After signing the contract on the vaccine, it will take two to three months to import the vaccine. He said that at the initial stage, the company can buy vaccines at its own expense, but what to do for more stock. The government will have to take its decision. However, there have been only a few cases of monkeypox so far. In such a situation, it also has to be seen whether this virus increases or its cases decrease in a few months.

Work on the vaccine will have to start

Epidemiologist Dr. Jugal Kishore says that the cases of monkeypox virus are expected to increase further in the country. In such a situation, there is a need to work on its vaccine. How the drugs used in the treatment of the virus can be imported into the country will also have to be considered. First of all, vaccination of high-risk people and healthcare workers will have to be given priority.

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