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Bharat Biotech developed a New Vaccine for Typhoid

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Bharat Biotech Ltd (BBL), a vaccine company has announced on Wednesday that the company has got pre-qualification from the World Health Organisation (WHO)  for Typbar TCV or Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine. Receiving pre-qualification from the WHO means it has all the standards which are acceptable and it is safe and the single dose provides 87 Percent protective efficacy against Typhoid. Compared to the older vaccines the new vaccine provides longer immunity from the disease Typhoid. 

World Health Organisation (WHO) has pre-qualified this vaccine and allows for the sale to UN agencies such as UNICEF and Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) and GAVI-supported countries.

Oxford University Human Challenge Studies has analysed the Typbar TCV and the vaccine is been recommended by the WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (WHO-SAGE), it said.

As per the data by the International Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) estimates in 2016 nearly 12 million people were found with Typhoid fever and as a result of that  130,000 were died worldwide.

As per the sources, Bharat Biotech has spent around  Rs 150 crores to develop the vaccine over the period in return it has received  $40 million from various universities.

Dr Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Biotech said that Typbar TCV is the world’s first typhoid vaccine clinically proven and to be given to the children from the age of six months through the common immunization process. The vaccine will be sold at Rs 1500 in India.

Typhoid is spread through contaminated food and water. Typhoid is caused by a bacteria called  Salmonella Typhi (S. Typhi). Fever, headache, nausea, loss of appetite, constipation and sometimes diarrhoea are the symptoms of this disease.

Usually, Typhoid fever lasts for two to four weeks. In the first week of Typhoid, the fever gradually raises and slows down in the last week. Bharat Biotech a Hyderabad based vaccine company has developed a new vaccine for the Typhoid to protect the people from this fever.

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Maharashtra Farmers withdraw protest: Gov agrees to demands

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It is not easy for the Indian farmers to be identified for their protests. But in Maharashtra farmers were successful in bringing down the government to agree their demands. Over 35,000 farmers who started a long rally on March 6 and walked 185 kilometres from Nashik to Mumbai to meet the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

For not to cause any disturbance to the public the farmers have decided to march at night Their protest finally ended on a positive note. On Monday evening Maharashtra government announced that they have agreed most of the farmers’ demands including the right to forest land and waiver of loans. So that farmers have decided to withdraw their protest as the government agrees to their demands.

Thousands of farmers across Maharashtra started a long march from Nashik and reached Mumbai to voice their demands includes a complete farm loan waiver, implementation of  M.S. Swaminathan Commission report, transfer of forest lands to tribal farmers, higher rate for what they produce, securing land rights under the 2006 Forest Right Act.

Most of the opposition parties like Congress, NCP, MNS, and Shiv Sena leaders have supported the farmers and their protest against the government.

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray said that I don’t see the red flags, I saw their red blood which is the same as ours, whichever the flag they carry, whoever their political hero government has to hear them. It is unfortunate to be insensitive to those who feed us and put ideological cages on them.

Rahul Gandhi tweeted the Congress party stands with the farmers and tribals marching to protest against the Central and state governments. ” I appeal to PM Modi and the CM to not stand on ego and to accept their just demands he added.

The farmers were led by the All India Kisan Sabha, and the government has arranged a special train for the farmers to go to their homes.

 

 

 

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Irrfan Khan diagnosed with rare disease Neuroendocrine Tumour

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51-year-old actor Irrfan Khan has revealed about his health condition. Few days ago he told that he is suffering from a rare disease. He said that he has been diagnosed with a rare disease called a neuroendocrine tumour. He wrote on Twitter soon he will share the details about the disease.

Earlier this month Irrfan Khan tweeted about his disease and said he is going out of the country for the treatment. He requesting all his fans to continue sending their wishes. NEURO is not always about the brain it is not easy to search for the disease and to know about the disease on google.

Irrfan begins his statement with a quote by Margaret Mitchell — “Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect.  “The unexpected makes us grow, which is what the past few days have been about.  Learning that I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndrocine Tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope.

The journey of this is taking me out of the country, and I request everyone to continue sending their wishes. As of the rumours that were floated NEURO is not always about the brain and googling is the easiest way to do research.  To those who waited for my words, I hope to be back with more stories to tell.”

Irrfan Khan tweeted on March 5 “Sometimes you wake up with a jolt with life-shaking you up. The last fifteen days, my life has been a suspense story. Little had I known that my search for rare stories would make me find a rare disease,” I have never given up and have always fought for my choices and always will.

My family and friends are with me and we are working it out the best way possible. In trying time, please don’t speculate as I will myself share with you my story within a week – ten days when the further investigations come with a conclusive diagnosis. Till then wish the best for me.

 

 

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