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2014-06-10 07:40:36

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta has discovered that as the rotavirus vaccine has become more common, the amount of children who are hospitalized from rotavirus-related diarrhea has significantly decreased. Dr. Eyal Leshem of the CDC told Reuters reporter Kathryn Doyle, “We looked at the impact of the vaccine over four consecutive vaccine years. The dramatic decline we saw at the...

2013-11-21 11:16:16

Findings suggest additional benefit from immunization against common cause of diarrhea A new study suggests an additional—and somewhat surprising—potential benefit of vaccinating children against rotavirus, a common cause of diarrhea and vomiting. Besides protecting kids from intestinal illness caused by rotavirus, immunization may also reduce the risk of related seizures, according to findings published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online. Lead study author Daniel...

2012-04-24 12:51:35

Special supplemental issue of the journal Vaccine provides critical insights on rotavirus vaccine performance to help maximize their impact in developing countries Rotavirus vaccines offer the best hope for preventing severe rotavirus disease and the deadly dehydrating diarrhea that it causes, particularly in low-resource settings where treatment for rotavirus infection is limited or unavailable, according to studies published in the April 2012 special supplement to the journal Vaccine....

2011-06-13 08:12:00

LONDON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), released the following statement to announce an increased U.S. commitment to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) "I am pleased to announce that the United States will continue one of the best, most cost-effective life-saving investments we have ever made. Over the next...

2011-05-17 05:00:00

GENEVA, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, called on government leaders to increase their investments in vaccines and to hold themselves accountable for extending the benefits of vaccines to every child. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/gatesfoundation/49363/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110517/MM01624 ) In a keynote address at the 64th...

2010-05-10 07:34:00

FDA Expert Advisory Panel Fails to Follow Safety First Agenda for Childhood Vaccines Containing DNA from Pig Viruses WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened a panel of experts to review recent findings that rotavirus vaccines given to infants in the U.S., Rotateq, produced by Merck Pharmaceuticals and Rotarix produced by GlaxoSmithKline, are contaminated with DNA from pig viruses PCV1 and PCV2. On March 22nd the FDA...

2010-03-22 13:41:00

FDA Recommends Clinicians Temporarily Suspend Use of Vaccine as Agency Learns More SILVER SPRING, Md., March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FDA is recommending that healthcare practitioners temporarily suspend use of the Rotarix vaccine for rotavirus immunization in the United States while the agency learns more about components of an extraneous virus detected in the vaccine. There is no evidence at this time that this finding poses a safety risk. (Logo:...


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