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New Insights Could Help Shield Babies From Diarrhea Bug

... July 16 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of rotavirus infection, a major cause of infant illness in the ... Institutes of Health, and elsewhere, noted that rotavirus can cause diarrhea in affected infants and ... conducted by the researchers suggests that U.S. rotavirus epidemics are strongly tied to differences in ...

Two New Reports Highlight Stalled Progress Against Diarrheal Disease: Nearly 1.6 Million Children Die Each Year From These Preventable and Treatable Diseases

... director of the Immunization Solutions and rotavirus Vaccine Program at PATH. "And now is the time to ... breastfeeding and optimal complementary feeding, rotavirus vaccines, zinc treatment, and oral rehydration ... recommendation that every country introduce rotavirus vaccines into its routine immunization schedule ...

New Vaccine May Account for Less Severe Rotavirus Season

... June 25 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaccine for rotavirus -- a leading cause of vomiting and diarrhea in ... gastroenteritis in infants and young children, rotavirus typically is responsible for some 410,000 doctor ... the CDC said in a prepared statement. Also, rotavirus activity was delayed about three months from its ...

World's Leading Health Experts Urge Countries to Use Newly Released Data to Prevent the Death of Millions of Children Due to Rotavirus

... Experts report on progress and explore promise of rotavirus vaccines ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 4 ... live, virtually all children become infected with rotavirus by the age of three. Yet, 90 percent of child ... at the Symposium on June 3 and 4: -- rotavirus is responsible for an estimated 527,000 deaths ...

FDA OKs New Rotavirus Vaccine

... series to infants from 6 to 24 weeks of age. rotavirus causes an estimated 2.7 million cases of ... would likely be infected at least once with rotavirus by age 5, the FDA said in its late-Thursday ... of rotavirus; the new vaccine protects against rotavirus gastroenteritis caused by the G1, G3, G4, and G9 ...

FDA APPROVES ROTARIX(R) [Rotavirus Vaccine, live, oral], THE FIRST VACCINE LICENSED TO COMPLETE THE ROTAVIRUS IMMUNIZATION SERIES BY FOUR MONTHS OF AGE

... Against the Most Commonly Circulating rotavirus Types in the U.S. PHILADELPHIA, April 3, 2008 ... Vaccine, live, oral] for the prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis in infants. ROTARIX will offer protection against the most commonly circulating rotavirus types in the U.S. and allow infants to complete ...

FDA Advisory Committee Recommends US Approval of Rotavirus Vaccine

... a positive recommendation today on the use of rotavirus vaccines, potentially bringing greater protection ... in the US within the coming weeks. Another rotavirus vaccine, RotaTeq(R) manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc., received FDA approval in 2006. Globally, rotavirus accounts for more than 500,000 deaths and ...

U.S. Contributes $75 Million for Childhood Immunization

... the introduction of two new vaccines into the poorest countries, against pneumococcal disease and rotavirus. Together, pneumococcal diseases and rotavirus account for more than one million child deaths each year; a majority of these deaths can be prevented with existing vaccines. Support for ...

AVANT Immunotherapeutics Announces Hart-Scott Rodino Clearance to License Cancer Vaccine to Pfizer

... the military and global health needs. AVANT has three commercialized products, including Rotarix(R) (partnered with GSK) for the prevention of rotavirus infection and two human food safety vaccines for reducing salmonella infection in chickens and eggs. Additional information on AVANT ...

Children More Vulnerable to Harmful Effects of Lead at Age 6 Than as Toddlers, Says New Study

... including the Sabin oral polio vaccine, the surfactant preparation that saves the lives of thousands of premature infants each year, and a rotavirus vaccine that saves the lives of hundreds of thousands of infants around the world each year. Current strategic directions include the translation of ...

U.S. Unemployment Having Impact on Kids' Health Care Coverage - and That Puts Their Health at Risk

... including the Sabin oral polio vaccine, the surfactant preparation that saves the lives of thousands of premature infants each year, and a rotavirus vaccine that saves the lives of hundreds of thousands of infants around the world each year. Current strategic directions include the translation of ...

Overcoming 'I'm in Control Syndrome' and Providing Help When Patients Least Expect It Can Benefit Children and Teens With Asthma

... including the Sabin oral polio vaccine, the surfactant preparation that saves the lives of thousands of premature infants each year, and a rotavirus vaccine that saves the lives of hundreds of thousands of infants around the world each year. Current strategic directions include the translation of ...

Young Children Hospitalized for Flu Associated With Higher Costs and Higher Risk Illness

... including the Sabin oral polio vaccine, the surfactant preparation that saves the lives of thousands of premature infants each year, and a rotavirus vaccine that saves the lives of hundreds of thousands of infants around the world each year. Current strategic directions include the translation of ...

Mothers Less Likely to Pursue HPV Vaccination for Youngest Daughters

... including the Sabin oral polio vaccine, the surfactant preparation that saves the lives of thousands of premature infants each year, and a rotavirus vaccine that saves the lives of hundreds of thousands of infants around the world each year. Current strategic directions include the translation of ...

Flip Flops, Mulch and No Coat: Study Identifies Surprising Barriers to Outdoor Activity for Kids in Child-Care Centers

... including the Sabin oral polio vaccine, the surfactant preparation that saves the lives of thousands of premature infants each year, and a rotavirus vaccine that saves the lives of hundreds of thousands of infants around the world each year. Current strategic directions include the translation of ...

Eliminating Influence of Hyperactive Genes That Help Regulate Cell Development Shows Potential as Additional Target Therapy for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

... including the Sabin oral polio vaccine, the surfactant preparation that saves the lives of thousands of premature infants each year, and a rotavirus vaccine that saves the lives of hundreds of thousands of infants around the world each year. Current strategic directions include the translation of ...

Majority of 2.4 Million U.S. Children With ADHD Not Diagnosed or Consistently Treated, According to New 'Gold Standard' Study by Cincinnati Children's Researchers

... including the Sabin oral polio vaccine, the surfactant preparation that saves the lives of thousands of premature infants each year, and a rotavirus vaccine that saves the lives of hundreds of thousands of infants around the world each year. Current strategic directions include the translation of ...

Students Devise Oral Quick-dissolve Strips for Rotavirus Vaccine

... could someday provide life-saving rotavirus vaccine to infants in impoverished areas. The ... it should trigger an immune response to prevent a rotavirus infection. The novel drug-delivery system is needed because rotavirus is a common cause of severe diarrhea and vomiting ...

WHO Awards Prequalification Status to the First UAE Approved Vaccine

... of Health (MOH) against highly contagious rotavirus has been recently awarded with a ... (WHO). It is the first time a vaccine against rotavirus gastroenteritis has received such clearance. ... study1, it is estimated that 25 percent of the rotavirus cases in the UAE are in children under 6 months, ...

Call for Rotavirus Vaccine Funding

... of acute diarrhoea and vomiting. The rotavirus vaccine, to be given to children aged six to 32 ... average 27 children are admitted to hospital with rotavirus each day and even more in winter," she said. ... child aged under five is expected to contract the rotavirus at some point," she said. "Rotavirus season is ...

FDA: Rotavirus Vaccine May Harm Infants

... the same that led to the withdrawal of the first rotavirus vaccine eight years ago. The Food and Drug ... have been used, the FDA said. The earlier rotavirus vaccine, Wyeth's RotaShield, was pulled from the ... on the market a year. In the United States, rotavirus sickens about 2.7 million children younger than ...

WHO Passes Rotavirus Vaccine

... Health Organization has approved the vaccine for rotavirus which affects children under the age of five. ... programmes. Children affected from rotavirus develop severe diarrhea and gastroenteritis. Around 600000 deaths are reported every year due to rotavirus infections. According to Jean Stephenne who is ...

Experts Warn of Rising Incidence of Rotavirus in Pakistan

... Karachi: rotavirus is a leading cause of diarrhoea and ... in Pakistan were tested positive in 2006 for rotavirus at NICH and Kharadar Hospital, respectively. ... Dr Yasmeen Kazi in a presentation they made on rotavirus Surveillance in Karachi at a seminar at the ...

Experts Call for Rotavirus Vaccine for All

... Oral rotavirus vaccines to prevent severe gastroenteritis should ... and one in 25 will be admitted to hospital for rotavirus gastroenteritis during the first five years of ... this wretched disease.” In Australia, rotavirus infections lead to an estimated 10,000 ...

Messy Diapers May be Sign of Severe Intestinal Infection

... a dangerous infection in the intestines known as rotavirus gastroenteritis. So how can parents tell ... in the stool or vomiting, are some symptoms of rotavirus and should signal parents to seek medical ... parents shouldn’t assume their child has rotavirus infection. The only way to ...

Rotavirus Vaccine – NT Shows the Wa

... Northern Territory Government’s decision to fund rotavirus vaccinations for all babies, and encouraged other ... it would not be cost-effective to provide the rotavirus vaccine to all Australian babies. Babies ... now be routinely offered an oral vaccine against rotavirus – the leading cause of diarrhoea-related illness ...

Innovative Method for Creating a Human Cytomegalovirus Vaccine Outlined

... the disease in the U.S. and co-developed a new rotavirus vaccine approved in the U.S. in 2006. Plotkin’s ... to create the rubella vaccine. In contrast, the rotavirus vaccine was developed using co-infection ... incorporate selected elements from several human rotavirus strains into a ...

Creation of Cytomegalovirus Vaccine by an Innovative Method

... the disease in the U.S. and co-developed a new rotavirus vaccine approved in the U.S. in 2006. Plotkin's ... to create the rubella vaccine. In contrast, the rotavirus vaccine was developed using co-infection ... incorporate selected elements from several human rotavirus strains into a ...

Diarrhea Vaccine Trials Promises Prevention of Rotavirus Infection

... blockage. Almost all children suffer from rotavirus infection, at age 2 or 3. The most signs of ... proportion of the cases. The incidence of rotavirus infection is estimated to be 1 in 38 in the UK. ... reduction in the hospital admissions related to rotavirus infection. No difference was seen in the ...

Rotavirus can Spread Beyond the Intestine

... authors conclude that in the children studied most of those infected with rotavirus also had infectious virus in their blood. The presence of virus in the ... but is independent of the presence of diarrhea. The finding of infectious rotavirus in the blood suggests that the disease is not limited to just the ...

Vaccine Funding A Welcome Weapon Against Deadly Rotavirus

... Haikerwal, today welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to include the rotavirus vaccine // on the national childhood immunization program. “Over the ... said. “The AMA welcomes the Federal Government’s decision to include rotavirus immunization in the national childhood immunization program now that the ...

Child Diarrhoea Due To Rotavirus:Quick Relief By Short Course Drug

... relieved by a short course of a drug// , researchers said yesterday. rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhoea in children, and can spread through ... by The Lancet and will also be presented at the 7th International rotavirus Workshop in Lisbon, Portugal. ...

A New Drug Promises To Be Very Effective In The Management Of Diarrhea

... could even lead them to think about new approaches for the management of rotavirus disease in children. Rotavirus is the most common cause of serious ... Lancet medical journal are also being presented at the 7th International rotavirus Workshop in Lisbon, Portugal. The report stated that the drug had cleared ...

RotaTeq Gets US Approval

... A vaccine called RotaTeq for rotavirus has been approved by the US. The rotavirus which gives rise to vomiting and diarrhea claims the lives of about ...

A Pratical Tool to Detect Bone Mass Deficiencies in Children With Chronic Diseases

... including the Sabin oral polio vaccine, the surfactant preparation that saves the lives of thousands of premature infants each year, and a rotavirus vaccine that saves the lives of hundreds of thousands of infants around the world each year. Current strategic directions include the translation of ...

US Court Asked to Decide Whether Childhood Vaccines can Cause Autism

... has been asked and answered," Paul Offitt, of the Philadelphia Children's Hospital, told reporters. It was Dr Offitt who helped invent a rotavirus vaccine. "You know, it's a scientific question," he said. "It's best answered in a scientific venue. It's been done. I mean, the court is not a place ...

Massachusetts To Offer Free Cervical Cancer Vaccine

... shot though would not be a mandatory one though. The plan was unveiled on Tuesday in terms of a new budget and includes funding for a new rotavirus vaccine as well which would be for infants. Another inclusion in the proposal is a bacterial meningitis vaccine for children. Patrick states ...

Vaccine in the Dock- Suspicions of Intussusception

... vomiting, diarrhea, blood in their stool or change in their bowel movements, as these may be signs of intussusception. In the United States, rotavirus sickens about 2.7 million children younger than 5, sends up to 70,000 to the hospital and causes 20 to 70 deaths each year. ...

Nitazoxanide, potent drug to plug the purge caused by rotavirus

... Nitazoxanide holds immense promise for kids infected with rotavirus that triggers severe diarrhea, now infamous for causing half a million deaths// amongst youngsters from the deprived countries. Now, this drug has ...
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