New Delhi: A vaccine is being developed against dengue, government announced Friday hoping that its trials would be successful to enable containment of the deadly disease which is spreading and has claimed 216 lives so far this year. Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told the Lok Sabha that the trials of the vaccine are at an advanced stage in several countries, including in India, and hoped these would pass. "The phase III of the trial is underway in the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Latin American countries....In India the trials are taking place in places like Ludhiana, Kolkata and Delhi. If it passes, the day is not far when we will get it," he said. Azad was responding to a call attention on the spread of dengue and the steps taken by the government in this regard, with members asking the government to take foreign help or even FDI to meet the "serious" situation. He hoped that the success of these trials by the French company, Sanofi Pasteur, come sooner than later so that deaths taking place due to dengue can be contained.
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