RMRC to initiate work for Chikungunya vaccine

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Port Blair, June 5 (UNI) The Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) of Andaman and Nicobar Island has initiated the ground work to develop vaccines of Chikungunya and hopes to get foreign aid to contain the virus.

To make sure that no more patients across the world suffer from the tiring symptoms of Chikungunya fever, as it happened in 2006, the Regional Medical Research Centre of Andaman and Nicobar Islands has initiated studies on development of vaccines against the viral infection.

Although the outbreak has subsided now, the vector mosquito Aedes aegypti is widely prevalent in these islands. Therefore, further outbreaks may occur and there is a necessity to be vigilant against this, relatively less studied disease, said Dr. Vijayachari, Director, Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Port Blair.

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