In developing countries, over half a million children die from rotavirus every year and two million more are severely sickened or hospitalized, making rotavirus the leading cause of diarrhea deaths and illness worldwide.

By Dr. Dagna Constenla, Director of Economics & Financing at the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

We are pleased to announce that Sabin executive vice president, Ciro de Quadros, M.D., M.P.H., has been awarded the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Development Cooperation, an international distinction of the highest level. Dr.

Recent news reports about Brazil indicate rising concerns about the prevalence of dengue in the country. In mid-February, Brazil’s health minister Alexandre Padilha warned of an impending dengue epidemic due to the discovery of a new type of dengue virus (type 4) in the populous city of Rio de Janeiro.

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