Philipines is the 1st Asian country to sell 1st ever Dengue vaccine

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The Philippines became the first Asian country on Tuesday to approve the sale of the world’s first-ever dengue vaccine.Dengvaxia, manufactured by French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi, secured its first regulatory approval in Mexico a fortnight ago and is currently being reviewed by around 20 countries in Asia and Latin America.It is hoped the drug could eventually help prevent millions of deaths from dengue, the world’s fastest-growing mosquito-borne disease.The World Health Organization says as many as 400 million people are infected worldwide every year, and two-thirds are in Asia.

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