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2009-06-04 15:05:00

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. commitment to global health and the new global health initiative, a 6-year, $63 billion dollar effort announced by President Obama in May. The grant was announced by Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew at the Global Alliance for...

2009-05-12 07:57:00

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. Diarrheal disease, a leading killer of children under age five worldwide, is responsible for the...

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2008-12-23 11:35:00

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. These highly-infectious viruses are the leading cause of severe diarrhea in young children, responsible for thousands of hospitalizations in the developed world, and hundreds of thousands of deaths each year in developing countries. Institute Executive...

2008-11-03 12:00:26

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul Offit, MD, announced today that all author royalties earned from the sale of his new book, "Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure," will be donated to the Center for Autism Research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081103/DC43575) "We are very pleased to partner with Dr. Offit, and to accept the royalties of his book for the work done here at...

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2008-10-27 08:10:00

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.Rotavirus is the leading cause of diarrhea and vomiting in babies.Doctors report the vaccine also seems to be preventing illness in unvaccinated children as well, by decreasing the number of infections in the community that kids spread."We're a little surprised by the degree of impact given the...

2008-10-25 12:00:17

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. in early 2006 shows that cases of rotavirus infection have decreased significantly, suggesting the vaccine is preventing infection in infants and young children. The latest Quest Diagnostics Health Trends(TM) Report also provides evidence for the first time that cases of infection decreased in children up to the age of six,...

2008-10-25 12:00:07

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. The large, national, post-licensure observational study was based on a review of health insurance claims data from approximately 61,000 infants in the U.S. These data on ROTATEQ, the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine from...

2008-10-13 15:00:10

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). WHO pre-qualification allows...

2008-10-13 09:00:48

Merck & Co has announced that Rotateq, the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine that helps prevent rotavirus gastroenteritis in infants and children, has received pre-qualification status from the World Health Organization. The World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualification allows for expanded access to Rotateq and provides a greater opportunity to help protect millions of babies from rotavirus gastroenteritis, said Merck. Because Rotateq is pre-qualified by the WHO, the vaccine is...

2008-10-03 09:00:38

Celldex Therapeutics, an integrated biopharmaceutical company, has received a milestone payment of $10 million from an affiliate of Paul Capital Healthcare. The payment was triggered by the market launch of Rotarix in the US. Rotarix is marketed worldwide by GlaxoSmithKline. John Leone, a partner at Paul Capital Healthcare, said: "In purchasing a portion of Celldex's Rotarix royalty stream, Paul Capital Healthcare has helped Celldex to monetize a previously under-appreciated asset. The...


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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