TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute (RVSRI) has produced 600 million doses of Gumboro vaccine worth half of the imported products, said a faculty member of RVSRI Mohammad Majid Ebrahimi.
The vaccine is used for viruses in industrial poultry, he said, adding rise of industrial production of poultry triggers their sensitivity to the diseases.
He noted that Gumboro is one of the main virus diseases seen in poultry, and inflicts much damage annually.
Gumboro is a communicable disease attacking the birds’ immune system and undermines the systems’ strength against other vaccinations.
The virus also makes poultry prone to other diseases in case they are not killed.
He added so far 600 million doses of the drug has been produced by the institute, and it is ready to provide needs of the whole country.
The home-made product saves $1,000,000 annually.
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