In developing countries, over half a million children die from rotavirus every year. Another two million children are severely sickened and hospitalized by the disease. Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrheal hospitalizations and deaths among children worldwide. Development of a rotavirus vaccine has been a global health priority for many years, and with two vaccines currently on the market, the promise of prevention is now becoming reality in several parts of the world.
August 9, 2010
Johannesburg, South Africa
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March 18, 2010
Through his proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 budget, President Barack Obama has taken a strong and positive stance in support of global efforts to eliminate the tremendous human suffering caused by infectious and neglected tropical diseases.
February 5, 2010
For the first time ever, studies published last month by the New England Journal of Medicine have confirmed a direct link between rotavirus vaccine and a reduction of diarrheal disease deaths based on data from three year-long studies conducted in Malawi, Mexico, and South Africa.
June 4, 2008