Rotavirus

Rotavirus vaccine reduces severe diarrhoea by 64% in Malawi

 
Research at the University of Liverpool has found that diarrhoea caused by rotavirus infection is significantly reduced in the developing world with the use of a vaccine to prevent the condition.
 
Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe, acute gastroenteritis among infants and young children throughout the world and is responsible for an estimated 453,000 deaths among children under age five each year.
 
 
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Sénégal : Les anti-rotavirus introduits dans le programme de vaccination

L'objectif est de prévenir des milliers de cas de rotavirus et de décès enregistrés chaque année dans le pays.
 
En quinze ans, 1,5 millions de cas de rotavirus et 6500 décès dus au rotavirus ont été recensés dans le pays.
 
Au Sénégal, la diarrhée est l'une des maladies infantiles les plus meurtrières, avec près de 7 pour cent des décès d'enfants de moins de cinq ans et le rotavirus a provoqué la mort de plus de 1900 enfants de moins de cinq ans en 2008, selon une estimation de l'OMS.
 
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Introduction d’un nouveau vaccin contre les diarrhées en Mauritanie

Le gouvernement mauritanien a introduit le vaccin Rotarix qui agit contre la diarrhée à Rotavirus au Programme national de vaccination de routine (PEV), a-t-on appris de source médicale à Nouakchott.
Ce nouveau vaccin vise à immuniser les enfants contre les infections diarrhéiques qui constituent la première cause de mortalité infantile en Mauritanie avant le paludisme et la malnutrition.
 
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CDC awards grant to Meridian for rotavirus vaccine

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently awarded a second Small Business Innovation Research contract to Meridian Life Science, Inc., to create a rotavirus vaccine.
 
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Novel approach to virus might lead to cure for diarrhea

A cure for the infection that causes diarrhea may be on the horizon.
 
Activation of the innate immune system with the bacterial protein flagellin could prevent and cure rotavirus infection, which is among the most common causes of severe diarrhea, according to a Georgia State University research team that described the method as a novel means to prevent and treat a viral infection. The team published its findings in the Nov. 14 issue of Science.
 
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'Rotavirus vaccine can reduce infant mortality'

The introduction of the Rotavirus vaccine in India is one of the most pro-people decisions as it has the potential to drastically reduce infant mortality, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Wednesday.
 
Rotavirus is the primary cause of moderate to severe diarrhoea, morbidity and mortality for children less than five years of age in India, he said at the 11th International Rotavirus Symposium here.
 
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Niger launches nationwide dual child immunization campaign

Niger recently became the fourth country globally to launch a nationwide vaccination campaign in children against pneumonia and diarrhea-related viruses, which account for one in three deaths of children under the age of five in the country.
 
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USA: une étude confirme l'innocuité des vaccins

Les vaccins utilisés de façon routinière aux Etats-Unis chez les enfants contre différentes infections sont sûrs et ne sont pas liés à l'autisme ou à la leucémie, ne provoquant que très rarement des réactions graves, selon une étude publiée mardi.
En 2011, l'Institut de Médecine aux Etats-Unis (IOM) avait publié un rapport qui faisait l'unanimité du corps médical et concluait déjà à l'innocuité des vaccinations. 
 
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Ensuring Critical Vaccine Supply: Raw Materials Perspective

Frank Appel, Senior Manager, Europe Vaccines Segments, Process Solutions, Merck Millipore joined us last year at the World Vaccine Congress Europe to present on ‘Ensuring Critical Vaccine Supply: Raw Materials Perspective.’
 
Download this presentation now to find out more about:
 
  • Ensuring Safety: A real challenge & business risk
  • The Reality of Upstream Contamination
  • BioSafety Strategy / The Pathogen Safety Tripod
  • Supplier Identification Process: Qualification Process for Raw Materials
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