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Vaccine for Chikungunya UPSC NOTE

 Why in News

  • On November 9, the world’s first vaccine for chikungunya was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. 

  • The vaccine has been developed by European vaccine manufacturer Valneva.

  • Chikungunya, is characterised by severe joint pain and impaired mobility, and comes with fever

  • It is a viral infection (CHIKV) transmitted primarily by the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes.

  • Prevention includes mosquito control activities, primarily falling under public health outreach and routine civic maintenance.

What is Ixchiq

  • Ixchiq is a single-dose, live-attenuated vaccine for the prevention of chikungunya disease in individuals 18 years of age and older

  • It was developed by Valneva SE and received FDA approval in November 2023

  • Ixchiq is the world's first chikungunya vaccine to be approved for use in adults.

How Ixchiq works

  • Ixchiq contains a weakened version of the chikungunya virus.

  •  Which helps to build up an immune response to the virus

  • This immune response can then help to protect you from getting chikungunya disease if you are exposed to the virus in the future.

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