More than one lakh rabies were administered
Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL) organised free vaccination camps in 100 centres across the country. IIL has been providing various tools to control the deadly rabies disease in the country. Every year July 6 is observed as ‘Zoonosis Day’ and many veterinary dispensaries, NGOs and veterinarians across the country conduct rabies awareness camps with the help of IIL. More than one lakh doses of RAKSHARAB (rabies vaccine produced by IIL) was administered free of cost in as many as 100 centres across the country through veterinary dispensaries, NGOs etc.
Speaking on the occasion of Zoonosis Day, Dr K.Anand Kumar, MD, IIL informed, “IILhas been playing a major supportive role in controlling rabies and other zoonotic diseases in the country. IIL is not just a leading manufacturer and supplier of rabies vaccine for both human and animal use, it also contributes significantly in creating awareness about its menace among the general public along with free vaccination services”.
IIL is also the leading human anti-rabies vaccine manufacturer in India and indigenously developed country first tissue culture rabies vaccine – ABHAYRAB. IIL introduced vaccines to preventseveral zoonotic diseases and are currently marketed in the country. The latest one is a vaccine (CYSVAX) for Porcine Cysticercosis (a disease in Pigs), a very important zoonotic disease that potentially causes epilepsy in humans. Vaccinating Pigs against Porcine Cysticercosis can help significantly reduce the incidence of epilepsy in humans.