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Diarrhea Vaccine Trials Promises Prevention of Rotavirus Infection

...stinal blockage. Almost all children suffer from rotavirus infection, at age 2 or 3. The most signs of infect... small proportion of the cases. The incidence of rotavirus infection is estimated to be 1 in 38 in the UK. The incidence is even higher in the developing and u...

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 500,000 children across the worl...

Enhancing Infants Immune System

... syncytial virus, pneumococcus, pertussis, HIV and rotavirus much less of a threat. For about a decade it's been known that people's first line of defense against infection is a group of receptors known as Toll-like receptors (TLRs) on the surface of certain white blood cells. Functioning like an early radar ...

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

...o think about new approaches for the management of rotavirus disease in children. Rotavirus is the most common cause of serious diarrhea in children. It can be spread by water, food or contact with contaminated surfaces. It also causes gastroenteritis, or stomach flu, which is an inflammation of the stomach ...

Creation of Cytomegalovirus Vaccine by an Innovative Method

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

Innovative Method for Creating a Human Cytomegalovirus Vaccine Outlined

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

Rotavirus Vaccine – NT Shows the Wa

...e Northern Territory Government’s decision to fund rotavirus vaccinations for all babies, and encouraged other ...that it would not be cost-effective to provide the rotavirus vaccine to all Australian babies. Babies born in the NT after August 1 will now be routinely offer...

Messy Diapers May be Sign of Severe Intestinal Infection

...n a dangerous infection in the intestines known as rotavirus gastroenteritis. So how can parents tell the dif...ood in the stool or vomiting, are some symptoms of rotavirus and should signal parents to seek medical attention for their child to prevent dehydration,” explain...

Experts Call for Rotavirus Vaccine for All

Oral rotavirus vaccines to prevent severe gastroenteritis should ...us, and one in 25 will be admitted to hospital for rotavirus gastroenteritis during the first five years of life,” the Professors say. The case is even stronge...

Experts Warn of Rising Incidence of Rotavirus in Pakistan

...cases in Pakistan were tested positive in 2006 for rotavirus at NICH and Kharadar Hospital, respectively. Th... The speakers emphasised upon the need for use of rotavirus vaccine, which they said can become a powerful tool against the virus that causes diarrhea in infant...

WHO Passes Rotavirus Vaccine

...d Health Organization has approved the vaccine for rotavirus which affects children under the age of five. This...s vaccination programmes. Children affected from rotavirus develop severe diarrhea and gastroenteritis. Around 600000 deaths are reported every year due to rot...

Vaccine in the Dock- Suspicions of Intussusception

... 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. ANN...

FDA: Rotavirus Vaccine May Harm Infants

...s the same that led to the withdrawal of the first rotavirus vaccine eight years ago. The Food and Drug Admin...ot all have been used, the FDA said. The earlier rotavirus vaccine, Wyeth's RotaShield, was pulled from the U.S. market in 1999 after it was linked to a small ...

Call for Rotavirus Vaccine Funding

...th symptoms of acute diarrhoea and vomiting. The rotavirus vaccine, to be given to children aged six to 32 we... average 27 children are admitted to hospital with rotavirus each day and even more in winter," she said. "It's a problem which has placed significant strain o...

WHO Awards Prequalification Status to the First UAE Approved Vaccine

...Ministry of Health (MOH) against highly contagious rotavirus has been recently awarded with a //prequalificatio...tion (WHO). It is the first time a vaccine against rotavirus gastroenteritis has received such clearance. The WHO prequalification endorses the Rotarix quality,...

Massachusetts To Offer Free Cervical Cancer Vaccine

...rms 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 that the new investments would save lives and reduce future treatment costs. This would make Massachusett...

Vaccine Funding A Welcome Weapon Against Deadly Rotavirus

...d the Federal Government’s decision to include the rotavirus vaccine // on the national childhood immunization ...comes the Federal Government’s decision to include rotavirus immunization in the national childhood immunization program now that the vaccine has been approved b...

Rotavirus can Spread Beyond the Intestine

...n the children studied most of those infected with rotavirus also had infectious virus in their blood. The pres...he presence of diarrhea. The finding of infectious rotavirus in the blood suggests that the disease is not limited to just the intestine. A related perspective b...

US Court Asked to Decide Whether Childhood Vaccines can Cause Autism

... 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 to determine scientific truths. The court is a place to settle disputes." The US Centres for Disea...

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

...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 basic laboratory research into the development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of disease, an...

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