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New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day - New York Times

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 ...and more »

New vaccine could prevent thousands of childhood deaths - CBS News

A new vaccine is safe and effective in preventing a deadly diarrheal disease that kills hundreds of children per day, according to a new large trial done in Africa. The viral disease, called rotavirus, is responsible for more than one-third of deaths ...and more »

Cheap, heat-proof rotavirus vaccine "game changer" for African children - Reuters

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An inexpensive, heat-proof vaccine could mark a turning point in expanding resistance to the diarrhea-causing rotavirus infection across sub-Saharan Africa, medical aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres said. The new ...and more »

Powdered Vaccines Could Potentially Save 100000 Children Each Year - Futurism

Even with the heightened hysteria surrounding vaccines, the medical tool is something of a modern day miracle. A few shots can prevent you from contracting particular diseases, diseases which have left many people dead in their wake. While vaccines ...and more »

Heatproof Rotavirus Vaccine a 'Game Changer' for Children in Africa - Newsweek

Rotavirus vaccine A nurse gives the rotavirus vaccine to a baby in Port au Prince, Haiti, on April 29, 2014. Rotavirus kills an estimated 1,300 children each day, with most of the victims in sub-Saharan Africa. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty. Share. Tech ...and more »

New low-cost rotavirus vaccine could reduce disease burden in developing countries - HSPH News

Boston, MA – A new vaccine for rotavirus was found to be 66.7% effective in preventing severe gastroenteritis caused by the virus, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Epicentre, Paris. Rotavirus is ...and more »

Rotavirus vaccine could save lives of almost 500000 children a year - The Guardian

A vaccine capable of enduring scorching temperatures for months at a time could strike a decisive blow in the fight against rotavirus, preventing nearly half a million children around the world from dying of diarrhoea each year. Médecins Sans ...and more »

New, Cheaper, and Heat-Stable Rotavirus Vaccine Could Prevent Thousands of Childhood Deaths - Doctors Without Borders

The new rotavirus vaccine is cheaper than existing vaccines, specifically adapted to the rotavirus strains found in sub-Saharan Africa, and does not need to be refrigerated. March 22, 2017. NEW YORK, MARCH 22, 2017—A new, heat-stable vaccine is safe ...and more »

Niger: Innovative vaccine could prevent thousands of child deaths from diarrhoea - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

An innovative new vaccine which could prevent large numbers of children from dying of diarrhoea in sub-Saharan Africa has been successfully trialled in Niger. Rotavirus infection is the leading cause of severe diarrhoea and kills an estimated 1,300 ...and more »

News Scan for Mar 22, 2017 - CIDRAP

An inexpensive heat-stable rotavirus vaccine was shown to be 67% effective in a resource-poor setting in Africa, providing renewed hope for addressing the deadly diarrhea-causing disease in children, a study today in the New England Journal of Medicine ...and more »