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India’s first Institute of Advanced Virology inaugurated in Kerala

India’s first Institute of Advanced Virology inaugurated in Kerala

  • India’s first Institute of Advanced Virology was inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

  • The Institute of Advanced Virology is affiliated to Global Virus Network, which has 45 centres of excellence in over 29 countries.

  • The institute was announced after the outbreak of the Nipah virus in the state in May 2018 and the  foundation stone for the institute was laid on May 30, 2018.

  • The institute can confirm the viruses causing infectious diseases and detect new ones without delay in order to plan preventive measures.

Points to remember:

  1. India’s first Institute of Advanced Virology has come up in which city/state?