Gardasil – Cervical Cancer Vaccine in UAE

by Jyothsna on  January 8, 2007 at 4:57 PM Drug News
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Gardasil – Cervical Cancer Vaccine in UAE
The creation of Gardasil vaccine is a boon for the kith and kin of those people who are suffering from cervical cancer.

This vaccine is currently available in 33 countries all over the world and has been marketed by Merck Sharp & Dohme. This vaccine was formed by Professor Ian Frazer, Director of the University of Queensland's Centre for Immunology and Cancer Research (CICR), Australia who in all likelihood could be strong contender for Nobel Prize.

In the middle East, UAE is the first country to obtain this vaccine after their Health Ministry approved the same. America, Australia and European Union have already approved and introduce this vaccine in their countries. In UAE, the average incidence of cervical cancer in 2005 has increased three fold from that in 1998.

Human Papilloma Virus causes this condition and over 2.3 million women across the globe are claimed to suffer from this disease and around 800 women die everyday due to cervical cancer. This break through vaccine is sure to lift the spirits of medical fraternity all over the world.

Source: Medindia
JYT

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