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2011-08-30 11:27:00

Vaccinating infants against rotavirus also prevents serious disease in unvaccinated older children and adults, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This helps reduce rotavirus-related hospital costs in these older groups. The results of the study are published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases and are now available online. Rotavirus is a major cause of severe diarrhea in infants and young children. Before the vaccine, rotavirus was responsible...

2011-07-19 11:59:06

Rice University scientists define structure of astrovirus Rice University scientists have defined the structure -- down to the atomic level -- of a virus that causes juvenile diarrhea. The research may help direct efforts to develop medications that block the virus before it becomes infectious. The new paper by Professor Yizhi Jane Tao, postdoctoral researcher Jinhui Dong and their colleagues was published in today's online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Tao's...

2011-06-24 22:57:50

Vaccination against rotavirus, a major cause of severe acute gastroenteritis in children, dramatically decreased hospitalization rates for the infection among infants in three U.S. counties, according to a new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and now available online (http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/cid/prpaper.pdf). From 2006 to 2009, researchers examined the impact of the vaccine among children hospitalized for diarrhea and/or vomiting in the Cincinnati, Ohio;...

2011-06-21 12:32:22

Despite significant advancements in increasing distribution and development of vaccines against childhood killer diseases "“ including pneumococcal disease, rotavirus, and Haemophilus influenzae Type B "“ global efforts to reduce the burden of infection from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) has greatly lagged, argues Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) President Dr. Peter Hotez in an article for the June edition of Health Affairs. NTDs, a group of 17 parasitic infections, represent...

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2011-06-14 05:50:00

$4.3 billion has been pledged by international donors, led by Britain and Bill Gates, to buy vaccines that help protect children in poor countries against life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhea, a London conference announced on Monday. Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), which is supported by Microsoft's Bill Gates, says the funding would save more than four million lives in the next four years, by providing more than 250 million of the world's poorest...

2011-06-13 09:58:00

LONDON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - GAVI Alliance Poised to IMMUNISE More Than 250 Million Children in Developing Countries by 2015 Major public and private donors achieved a milestone in global health today by committing funding to immunise more than 250 million of the world's poorest children against life-threatening diseases by 2015 and prevent more than four million premature deaths. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110613/461374 )...

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...


Latest Rotavirus Reference Libraries

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2011-02-23 20:42:46

Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhea among infants and young children and is one of several viruses that cause the stomach flu. It is in the family Reoviridae and is a genus of double-stranded RNA. Most children have been infected by the age of five. Each infection builds on previous immunity and thus subsequent infections are less severe and adults are rarely affected. The fives species of the virus are referred to as A, B, C, D, and E. Type A, which is the most common, causes more...

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