An illustrated story of Indian Rotavirus vaccine

How the Indian rotavirus vaccine came to be!
By TLoS team and illustrator Nandini Moitra

In July last year, TheLifeofScience.com helped Faridabad-based Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) create a set of infographics to highlight some of THSTI’s biggest contributions to India’s public health.

Infection by Rotaviruses leads to the maximum cases of severe diarrhoea-related deaths in children under the age of five, across the world. A great number of these deaths occur in low-income countries like India. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends including rotavirus vaccines in all national immunization programmes, in particular for countries in South Asia, South-East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

This infographic, fourth in this series, introduces the development of Rotavirus vaccine – one of India’s biggest (lab) bench to bedside success stories. Find the Hindi translation of this infographic here!

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Here are the other pieces in this illustrated series

  1. Clinical trials made easy
  2. Lightening India’s IBD Burden
  3. Large scale collection of India’s health indicators

References:

  1. https://www.who.int/immunization/diseases/rotavirus/en/
  2. https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/4/e024840

This series was supported by THSTI, Faridabad.

By TLoS Team | Published on May 6, 2020 in Comics

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