Hyderabad : Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL), the market leader in veterinary biologicals and one of the largest animal & human health players in India today organized free Vaccination Camps in over 100 centres across the country.
Indian Immunologicals organizes nationwide free animal vaccination campson the occasion of ‘World Zoonosis Day’
IIL is a “One Health” company providing world class vaccines for the control of various zoonotic diseases. Every year 6th of July 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 than1 lakh doses of RAKSHARAB (anti-rabies vaccine produced by IIL)is administered free of cost in as many as 100 centres across the country through veterinary dispensaries, NGOs etc. IIL takes pride in offering this compassionate service to the society every year.
Other Zoonotic diseases such as Brucellosis, Leptospirosis, Swine Flu, Porcine Cysticercosis, Nipah, Zika etc. also affecthuman beings. Awareness, accurate diagnosis, improvement in sanitary conditions, prophylactic vaccination are all measures that need to be taken to restrain/eradicate spread.
Indian Immunologicals Limited (a subsidiary company of National Dairy Development Board) is leading biologicals manufacturer. Through extensive research, the company has delivered affordable vaccines for the consumers in India. IIL continues to be a leading manufacturer of animal rabies vaccine (Raksharab) and human rabies vaccine (Abhayrab) in the country. IIL’s CYSVAX is the world’s first vaccine for Porcine Cysticercosis in Pigs. Cysticercosis is a very important zoonotic disease and it is understood that it is a prime cause of epilepsy in humans. Vaccinating Pigs against Porcine Cysticercosis can help significantly reduce the incidence of epilepsy in humans.
Speaking on the occasion ofWorld Zoonosis Day, Dr.K.Anand Kumar, Managing Director, Indian Immunologicals Limited said,“IIL is truly a One Health company, playing a significant role in providing cost effective tools for the control of various zoonotic diseases in the country including the dreaded Rabies. Working with various other stake holders including the common public, IIL is determined to eradicate disease.”
IIL wishes to spread the message that preventive vaccinationis a proven and cost-effective means to minimize incidence of zoonotic diseases. Effective implementation of “Swachh Bharat” programme and preventive vaccination would vastly improve the health status of the country.