Latest Rotavirus Stories
Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers are reporting the first detailed molecular snapshots of a deadly gastrointestinal virus as it is caught in the grasp of an immune system molecule with the capacity to destroy it.
The World Health Organizations is calling for an oral rotavirus vaccine to be given to all children as a routine vaccination.
WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) yesterday contributed $75 million to improve and expand children's immunization programs in developing countries. The contribution is part of the overall U.S.
Call to Action demonstrates commitment to combating a leading killer of children worldwide WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PATH and WaterAid America released two new reports today that show that the international aid community and developing-country governments are not responding to clear evidence on child mortality by targeting resources where the disease burden is greatest.
Researchers at Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Melbourne have moved a step closer to identifying a broad spectrum treatment for the dreaded 'viral tummy bug' or rotavirus.
A vaccine that fights the number one cause of diarrhea in infants, has led to a major drop in hospitalization and emergency room visits since it came on the market two years ago, according to doctors.
MADISON, N.J., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The largest study of rotavirus laboratory data developed since an oral rotavirus vaccine was introduced in the U.S.
ROTATEQ(R) (rotavirus vaccine, live, oral, pentavalent) reduced rotavirus-related hospitalizations and emergency room (ER) visits combined by 100 percent during the 2007 and 2008 rotavirus seasons (January through May of each year) in an observational study in the United States.
Significant Step in Merck's Efforts to Expand Global Access to Rotavirus Vaccine Media: Nalini Saligram, 215-652-9232 Amy Rose, 908-423-6537 OR Investors: Eva Boratto, 908-423-5185 ROTATEQ(R) (rotavirus vaccine, live, oral, pentavalent), the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine from Merck & Co., Inc., that helps prevent rotavirus gastroenteritis in infants and children, has been awarded pre-qualification status by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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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