Thiruvananthapuram: The Central Drugs Laboratory has confirmed the efficacy of Rabies Immunoglobulin, the anti-rabies serum sent from Kerala amid the rabies deaths in the state. The samples of the immunoglobulin were sent for a quality test at the CDL in Himachal Pradesh’s Kasauli.
The quality test confirmed that the anti-rabies serum used in Kerala is effective in neutralising the virus.
The test was conducted after Kerala health minister Veena George wrote a letter to the union health ministry requesting a detailed quality test.
Kerala has been administering the anti-rabies vaccine and serum certified by CDL. But five people who received the vaccine succumbed to the virus infection. As the deaths triggered heated debates on the efficacy of the vaccine, the state health department decided to send the Rabies Immunoglobulin for a quality test at CDL.
CDL certified that the anti-rabies serum sent from Kerala has standard quality. The detailed test result report is awaited.