Homegrown livestock vaccine saves Iran $18M
Tehran, Iran, January 22
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
Iran has saved on $18 million in six months by domestically producing an enterotoxaemia vaccine, said Reza Pilechian, a scientist at Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute.
The amount of money was saved as the institute produced 36 million doses of the vaccine from March to September, he said, IRNA news agency reported January 22.
Enterotoxemia is an infection by Clostridium perfringens which affects several types of domesticated animals, but is not known to affect humans. It is also known as overeating disease and can kill the animals within two hours.
Currently Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute produces 75 doses of the vaccine each year and the amount can be increased to 120 doses in case it is needed, Pilechian said.