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Havisure

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Source: Deccan Herald

 Context: Indian Immunologicals Ltd (IIL), a subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and a leading biopharmaceutical company in India, has launched India’s first indigenously developed Hepatitis A vaccine called ‘Havisure’.

  • This vaccine is expected to play a crucial role in preventing Hepatitis A, a highly contagious liver infection transmitted through contaminated food or water.
  • Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that can cause a range of health problems and can be fatal. It’s caused by swelling that occurs when tissues of the body are injured or infected.