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New Vaccine May Account for Less Severe Rotavirus Season

Hospital, doctor visits down sharply in many places, CDC reports WEDNESDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaccine for rotavirus -- a leading cause of vomiting and diarrhea in infants and children -- may account for this year's less severe season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Contro...

FDA OKs New Rotavirus Vaccine

It's designed to ward off gastroenteritis, which causes vomiting and diarrhea in children FRIDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a second oral vaccine for the prevention of rotavirus, an infection that causes vomiting and diarrhea in infa...

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

Vaccine Offers Early Protection with Only Two Doses Against the Most Commonly Circulating Rotavirus Types in the U.S. PHILADELPHIA, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK ) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved R...

FDA Advisory Committee Recommends US Approval of Rotavirus Vaccine

Vaccine has the Potential to Save Thousands of Lives in Poor Countries GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Related Biological Products issued a positive recommendation today on the use of rotavirus vaccines, potentially bringing grea...

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 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 350 of the world's leading scientific experts, policymakers and leading public health professionals from 67 countries convened today during the 8th International Rota...

Students Devise Oral Quick-dissolve Strips for Rotavirus Vaccine

A thin strip that dissolves in the mouth like a popular breath-freshener could someday provide life-saving rotavirus vaccine to infants in impoverished areas. The innovative drug-delivery system was developed by Johns Hopkins undergraduate biomedical engineering students. During a two-seme...

Call for Rotavirus Vaccine Funding

Doctors, families and child-care groups are calling on the Federal Government to fund a new oral vaccine designed to protect children// from stomach bugs. Rotavirus puts 10,000 Australian children in hospital each year, with many more turning up at hospital emergency wards and at doctors' sur...

FDA: Rotavirus Vaccine May Harm Infants

The government warned on Tuesday of potentially life-threatening twisting of the intestines in infants vaccinated// against a virus that is the leading cause of early childhood diarrhea. The condition, called intussusception, is the same that led to the withdrawal of the first rotavirus vacci...

WHO Passes Rotavirus Vaccine

World Health Organization has approved the vaccine for rotavirus which affects children under the age of five. This vaccine// is the product of Glaxo Smith Kline. WHO has certified the quality, safety and efficacy of this vaccine called Rotarix for use by Unicef in its vaccination programmes. C...

Experts Warn of Rising Incidence of Rotavirus in Pakistan

Karachi: Rotavirus is a leading cause of diarrhoea and gastro-enteritis among infants and children worldwide, and is said to be responsible for 20 per cent of acute watery// diarrhea in children younger than five years of age. According to the latest surveillance data, a total of 20 percent a...

Experts Call for Rotavirus Vaccine for All

Oral rotavirus vaccines to prevent severe gastroenteritis should now be made available to all Australian children, senior paediatricians say in the latest issue of the Medical Journal of Australia. // “There is real excitement at suddenly having such an effective tool to prevent a common, mis...

Diarrhea Vaccine Trials Promises Prevention of Rotavirus Infection

Vaccine trials conducted on Rotateq and Rotarix in more than 1, 30, 000 children offer promise in the prevention of childhood diarrhea. The vaccines have been found to be 98% and 85% effective respectively. // The dreadful disease accounts for 1/3rd of all hospital infections worldwide. A vac...

Vaccine Funding A Welcome Weapon Against Deadly Rotavirus

AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, today welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to include the rotavirus vaccine // on the national childhood immunization program. “Over the past year, the AMA has been calling for the Government to urgently fund the vaccine for the Australian children mo...

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 also received the approval from the FDA for its use in combating gastrointestinal in...

New Vaccines To Combat Rotavirus

Rotavirus which causes severe diarrhea can be combated with two new vaccines, according to clinical trials. The New England Journal of Medicine has published this report.// The symptoms can be reduced by as much as by between 85% to 100%. The affliction affects children in large numbers. Exp...

New Insights Could Help Shield Babies From Diarrhea Bug

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

U.S. Contributes $75 Million for Childhood Immunization

...ance 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 GAVI-financ...

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

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

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

...lers, 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 Immunotherapeutic...

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

...discoveries 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 b...

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

...discoveries 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 b...

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

...discoveries 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 b...

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

...discoveries 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 b...

Mothers Less Likely to Pursue HPV Vaccination for Youngest Daughters

...discoveries 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 b...

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

...discoveries 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 b...

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

...discoveries 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 b...

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

...discoveries 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 b...

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

...discoveries 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 b...

US Court Asked to Decide Whether Childhood Vaccines can Cause Autism

...question 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 ...

Rotavirus can Spread Beyond the Intestine

...e 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 bloo...d 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 intestine...

Massachusetts To Offer Free Cervical Cancer Vaccine

... The 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 tha...

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. Th...cal study1, it is estimated that 25 percent of the rotavirus cases in the UAE are in children under 6 months, 3...

Vaccine in the Dock- Suspicions of Intussusception

...pain, 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. ANN...

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...ood in the stool or vomiting, are some symptoms of rotavirus and should signal parents to seek medical attentio...diarrhea, parents shouldn’t assume their child has rotavirus infection. The only way to diagnose...

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 bor...l now be routinely offered an oral vaccine against rotavirus – the leading cause of diarrhoea-related illness a...

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 technique...o incorporate selected elements from several human rotavirus strains into a bovine...

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 technique...o incorporate selected elements from several human rotavirus strains into a bovine...

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

...e 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 ...nline 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

...it 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 di...he Lancet medical journal are also being presented at the 7th International rotavirus Workshop in Lisbon, Portugal. The report stated that the drug had cleared t...

Enhancing Infants Immune System

...an be harnessed to boost immunity in these tiny infants, possibly making infections like respiratory 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 To...
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