University of Jos research team reportedly makes breakthrough in snake-bite vaccination

University of Jos research team reportedly makes breakthrough in snake-bite vaccination

- Breakthrough was made in the development of vaccine against snake-bite by a research team at the University of Jos

- The vaccine is reportedly derives from the seed of a plant used in the state

- The vice chancellor called on the federal government to partner with institution

A research team at the University of Jos has reportedly made important breakthrough in the production of a vaccine to tackle the effect of snake-bite.

Channels TV reports that the “covip-plus vaccine…is meant to prevent and neutralise the infusion of snake venom into human and animal tissue or blood.”

Professor Sebastian Maimako who sit eh vice chancellor of the institution confirmed the breakthrough.

He called on the federal government and medical companies to “synergise with the institution to produce the vaccine as an indigenous product.”

According to the report, “the anti-snake venom vaccine is derived from the seeds of a plant traditionally used by the Rukuba people of Bassa in Plateau state.”

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Meanwhile, 44 years after its establishment, the University of Jos moved its offices to the new five-storey administrative block at its permanent site.

The building was handed over to the institution’s authorities on Tuesday, July 2 after its completion and commissioning.

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Legit.ng gathers that the building, which boasts modern facilities including a 400-capacity Senate chambers, will accommodate lecturers, management staff and all administrative staff of the university.

The vice chancellor of the university, Professor Sebastian Maimako, while speaking at the commissioning, called for caution in the use of the facilities even as he appreciated all staff who contributed to the building’s success story.

Maimako added that the building has a 1000 KVA generator, two committee rooms capable of sitting 30 people each and a 30-persons capacity boardroom.

He said staff of the university, including himself, will relocate to the permanent site immediately.

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