We are NOT authorized by Govt of India for Yellow Fever Vaccination

Friday, February 27, 2015

10 Minute Test Diagnoses Ebola, Dengue, Yellow Fever

Ebola is continuing to infect people in the West Africa, but current testing techniques for the disease still take too much time. A new paper strip diagnostic device developed at MIT can spot Ebola, as well as dengue and yellow fever, simultaneously within ten minutes.
Using lateral flow technology, the device works much like a pregnancy test strip. Three different kinds of silver nanoparticles are used, each type having antibodies for a specific disease attached to them. When blood is passed through the strip the target viral proteins latch onto their matching antibodies and pull up the silver nanoparticles. The color of the test strip identifies the viral infection that the patient has. Hopefully this easy to use technology can lead to fewer people being infected and can help those that have the virus to receive earlier care.
From the study in Lab on a Chip:
Rapid point-of-care (POC) diagnostic devices are needed for field-forward screening of severe acute systemic febrile illnesses. Multiplexed rapid lateral flow diagnostics have the potential to distinguish among multiple pathogens, thereby facilitating diagnosis and improving patient care. Here, we present a platform for multiplexed pathogen detection using multi-colored silver nanoplates. This design requires no external excitation source and permits multiplexed analysis in a single channel, facilitating integration and manufacturing.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Government Yellow Fever Vaccination Center in Hyderabad

Here are some details regarding getting Yellow Fever Vaccination done at Hyderabad.
It would be helpful if people would share their experiences and point out any helpful tips/ errors on the blog since I do not have any personal experience, and all of this information is collected from online resources

 Institute of Preventive Medicine, Public Health,  Labs and Food (Health) Admn., Narayanaguda, Hyderabad - Tuesday and Friday - 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM
09441152515 (M), 040-27557728, 040-27567894

Website: http://results2.ap.nic.in/vaccination/

" GUIDELINES FOR TRAVELLERS before taking appointment For all vaccinations Original passport is required. 1) Minimum gap of one month should be maintained between 1st & 2nd doses of MMR / Hepatitis B vaccine. 2) Do not take more than 2 vaccines on a single day. 3) Person who have to take multiple vaccines: Once you have completed vaccination on any appointed day, take the next vaccination appointment after a gap of one month. 4) Students who want to go for TB (Mantoux) test and also take MMR Vaccine: (a) First go for Mantoux test, collect report after 48 hours and then take MMR Vaccine. Schedule your MMR vaccine appointment accordingly. (b) There is no need of taking online appointment for Mantoux Test. Timing for Mantoux Test 8.30 A.M to 12.30 P.M. 5) Appointment for Yellow Fever Vaccine will be given on Tuesdays and Fridays only. 6) All vaccines (except yellow fever) have to be purchased outside and brought at the time of appointment. 7) Do not take any vaccine just before your date of departure. Give a gap of at least one week between vaccination and departure day. Service Charges: Rs.50/- per VaccineCharges for Yellow fever vaccine: Rs.200/- (plus Rs.50/- Service charges)"
"Vaccination Appointment for International Travelers (VAIT)
·   All Travellers have to get their ORIGINAL PASSPORT at the time of Immunization. (International Certificate of vaccination)
Emergency Travellers have to get their TRAVEL DUCUMENTS (ORIGINAL TICKETS) at the time of Immunization."

More information about Yellow Fever Vaccination at this link

The website seems old and not updated regularly, and the link for online appointment registration was not working when I checked out the website.

Also, in this page http://results2.ap.nic.in/vaccination/yellow.html, it is mentioned that the YF vaccine is only given on Tuesdays.

So get back with more details regarding your experience and share some tips about the Yellow Fever Vaccination Center in Hyderabad.