Dow Uni of Health Sciences To Import Chinese Anti Rabies Vaccines
In Pakistan, nearly one million people are bitten by dogs each year, with nearly 6,000 people dying as a result.
Dow University of Health Sciences has decided to purchase anti-rabies vaccines from China. According to the administration, the vaccines will be sold on a “no profit, no loss” basis. However, the official stated that the Drug Regulatory Authority was opposing this act.
At the moment, India is providing vaccines to Pakistan, but in very small quantities. In Pakistan, nearly one million people are bitten by dogs each year, with nearly 6,000 people dying as a result.
Anti-rabies vaccines are extremely important for preventing rabies, a deadly viral disease that is transmitted through the saliva of infected animals, typically through bites or scratches. Rabies is most commonly transmitted by dogs, but can also be transmitted by other animals such as cats, bats, and foxes. The virus can infect humans and other mammals, and once symptoms appear, it is almost always fatal.
The best way to prevent rabies is through vaccination of animals, particularly dogs, which are the most common source of human rabies. However, humans can also protect themselves by getting vaccinated after being bitten or scratched by a potentially infected animal. Anti-rabies vaccines are highly effective at preventing the disease if administered in a timely manner, and they can save lives by providing immunity to the virus.
Anti-rabies vaccines are vital for preventing the spread of rabies and protecting both humans and animals from this deadly disease.
Rabies is one of the most overlooked chronic endemic illnesses and preventable infectious diseases in the Indo-Pak subcontinent. Because dogs are the most common source of transmission, it remains a serious problem in many developing countries. According to the World Health Organization, rabies kills over 55,000 people each year, with over 31,000 of those deaths occurring in Asia alone, mostly in children.
To reduce the prevalence of rabies in Pakistan, the government and health regulatory bodies should employ a multidisciplinary strategy. Significant public and healthcare worker education on appropriate and urgent PET is required immediately, particularly on the use of cost-effective cell culture intradermal regimens.
An independent agency is required to monitor vaccine quality, and strategies to preserve the cold chain are required. To meet national demands, purified equine rabies immunoglobulin (ERIG) should be produced locally. Furthermore, effective dog control measures should be implemented in order to reduce the rabies reservoir.
Poor sanitation is the primary cause of the intense and distinct endemics of the region. Lack of awareness, vaccine hesitancy, and knowledge gap similarly exacerbate the prognosis. Rabies is caused by the virus from the genus Lyssavirus from the family of Rhabdoviridae. A cross-sectional study indicates that much poorer Pakistani sells their organs for money, which has led to illegal organ transplant.