India to become the First Country to Launch Fast Anti Rabies Drug
India is all set to became the first country in the world to launch the rapid action Anti Rabies Drug, which will be marketed by this year. The rabies vaccine name is Rabishield. It is said that the anti rabies drug will provide immediate relief in severe dog-bite cases by acting very fast on the rabies virus and will destroy it. This drug is the contribution of Pune based Serum Institute of India (SII) and US-based Mass Biologics of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The drug is a first-of-its-kind human monoclonal antibody — identical to human immune cells.
This new anti rabies drug will replace the present methodology of treatment for rabies (seen in severe dog-bite cases), according to the World Health Organization (WHO), includes local treatment of the wound, immediate vaccination and administration of the human rabies immuno globulin (hRIG). The current treatment is based on evacuating one’s blood.
As rabies affects the whole functioning of a person’s body, it is proved to be fatal in the sense that ones survival is doubtful when affected. The current treatment including drugs is not having a sudden impact on the patients. Because of this new rabies vaccine will have a very significant place in the medical field.
“Our new drug automatically prevents the chances of transmitting blood-borne infections that might happen while administering rabies immunoglobulin, which is the standard treatment in critical dog-bite cases,” said Adar Poonawalla, the chief executive officer of SII, in a report in the International Business Times.
Poor countries of Asia and Africa, will be able to afford it because it has a low rate. The death rate caused by the dog bites is increasing in our day to day life. Children are the frequent victims and the drugs won’t be available in the correct time. This is the situation prevailing today.
Surely the new anti rabies drug will be a powerful substitute for the old one which is very costly!! Since it is going to be available at cheap cost it is a great sort of relief to common man. Let us await for it!!