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New Brucellosis Vaccine by ICAR

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  • September 25, 2020
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New Brucellosis Vaccine by ICAR

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health; Policies & GS-III – Achievements of Indians in Science and technology

In news

  • Brucella abortus S19Δ per vaccine is developed recently by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s -Indian Veterinary Research Institute (ICAR-IVRI) for brucellosis prevention in the dairy sector.

Important value additions

Brucellosis

  • It is a bacterial zoonotic disease caused by various Brucella species.
  • It mainly infect cattle, swine, goats, sheep and dogs.
  • It is also known as Malta fever or Mediterranean fever.
  • It is endemic in India causing huge economic losses to dairy industry due to: (1) Infertility; (2) Abortion; (3) Birth of weak off springs; (4) Reduced productivity

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