DBT launches programme to enhance capacity, capability in dengue researchPosted: May 24, 2013
The Department will be giving preference to multi-centric proposals and asked the interested scientists and agencies to highlight the purpose of collaboration while applying for the assistance from the government in the research.
Dengue has been identified by the DBT as one of the priority areas for developing vaccine and several initiatives were taken up to advance the research on the area. According to some reports, India accounts for nearly one-third of all dengue cases reported globally. The global number of such infections per year is 390 million.