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Once Approved By WHO, New Rotavirus Vaccine Could Protect Millions Of Children From Diarrheal Disease

New York Times: New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day
“A new vaccine against a diarrheal disease that kills about 600 children a day worked well in a large trial in Africa and appears to be a practical way to protect millions of children, scientists said on Wednesday. The new vaccine against rotavirus, the most common cause of death from diarrhea in children under age five, is made by an Indian company and was tested in Niger by Doctors Without Borders. … It must be approved by the World Health Organization before it can be widely distributed, a process that is underway…” (McNeil, 3/22).

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