Latest Rotavirus Stories
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.
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.
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AVANT Immunotherapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVAN) today announced that Anthony S.
AVANT Immunotherapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVAN) will release its second quarter 2008 financial results before U.S. financial markets open on August 6, 2008. AVANT executives will host a conference call and live audio webcast at 9:00 am ET that same day.
Health benefits company WellPoint has announced that it will cover Rotarix, a rotavirus vaccine designed to prevent a virus which causes vomiting and diarrhea in infants and children.
ATLANTA - A federal advisory panel has endorsed a second vaccine to combat a common and potentially fatal virus that causes diarrhea and vomiting in children. The new two-dose vaccine for infants, made by Glaxo-SmithKline, was licensed by the Food and Drug Administration in April.
INDIANAPOLIS, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. announced today that, effective immediately, it will cover the rotavirus vaccine, Rotarix(R), designed to prevent a virus which causes vomiting and diarrhea in infants and children.
ATLANTA and PHILADELPHIA, June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Highlights Include: -- GSK's ROTARIX(R) [Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral] recommended for routine vaccination of infants to protect against rotavirus gastroenteritis (RGE) -- ROTARIX, approved by the FDA on April 3, 2008, is the only rotavirus vaccine that offers completion of rotavirus immunization by four months of age in just two oral doses -- GSK's KINRIX(TM) [Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and...
Merck & Co., Inc., maker of ROTATEQ(R) (rotavirus vaccine, live, oral, pentavalent), is pleased that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) report shows that rotavirus disease was dramatically reduced in the U.S. from November 2007 through May 2008 compared to previous years.
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...