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Fragile US vaccine system needs improvement despite dramatic gains in health over past century
...ng. Safety concerns, such as the problem with the rotavirus
vaccine in 1998 as well as unfounded and unproven concerns about other vaccines threaten to lead to decreased vaccine coverage and outbreaks of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases. Adult immunizations, while effective, have not been as effective ...
New Rotavirus vaccine joins routine infant immunization schedule
... recommended a new vaccine for routine use against rotavirus
infection, a common childhood illness that is the ...ve experience an estimated 2.7 million episodes of rotavirus
gastroenteritis each year, resulting in 250,000 emergency room visits and an estimated 70,000 hospit...
Boosting newborns' immune responses
... 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 ...
New vaccine for condition that kills 500,000 children a year
... "In a matter of hours, vomiting and diarrhea from rotavirus
can lead to dehydration, which can result in hospi...tion and effective treatment may not be available, rotavirus
kills half a million infants a year, about one child each minute. Matson, widely regarded as one of ...
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...
Report focuses on the role good microbes play in future medicine
...en the duration of acute watery diarrhea caused by rotavirus
in children. Other causes of diarrhea may also be addressed through probiotics," says Carol Wells of the University of Minnesota, a member of the steering committee. Another example of microbe-microbe interaction in probiotics is a phenomenon known...
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...