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Fragile US vaccine system needs improvement despite dramatic gains in health over past century
...ing. Safety concerns, such as the problem with the rotavirus
vaccine in 1998 as well as unfounded and unproven concerns about other vaccines threaten to lead to decreased vaccine coverage and outbreaks of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases. Adult immunizations, while effective, have not been as effective...
Sabin Gold Medal awarded to vaccine developer Dr. Albert Z. Kapikian
...inguished by the development of the first licensed rotavirus
vaccine. "This well-deserved honor recognizes deca...ian led a nearly 25-year effort to develop an oral rotavirus
vaccine. The NIAID team's rotavirus
vaccine strategy involved mating outer proteins from different h...
Merck investigational vaccine GARDASIL prevented 100 percent of cervical pre- & non-invasive cancers
...Applications to the FDA for ROTATEQ, a vaccine for rotavirus
gastroenteritis, and ZOSTAVAX, a vaccine for shingles. Approximately 20 million American men and women are infected with HPV HPV has been identified as the cause of cervical cancer, pre-cancers, benign cervical lesions and genital warts. Cervical ca...
New vaccine for condition that kills 500,000 children a year
... "In a matter of hours, vomiting and diarrhea from rotavirus
can lead to dehydration, which can result in hospi...tion and effective treatment may not be available, rotavirus
kills half a million infants a year, about one child each minute. Matson, widely regarded as one of ...
The long research road to a new vaccine
...e sold as ROTATEQ and will protect infants against rotavirus
infection. Rotavirus is a highly contagious virus ... medical advance." Plotkin and Clark began work on rotavirus
in 1980. In 1981, Clark, a veterinarian, isolated from a calf the strain of rotavirus
dubbed the Wi...
New rotavirus vaccine joins routine infant immunization schedule
... recommended a new vaccine for routine use against rotavirus
infection, a common childhood illness that is the ...ve experience an estimated 2.7 million episodes of rotavirus
gastroenteritis each year, resulting in 250,000 emergency room visits and an estimated 70,000 hospit...
Cincinnati Children's applauds EU approval of rotavirus vaccine
... European officials for their approval to market a rotavirus
vaccine developed and tested by two researchers at...uropean Commission makes Rotarix™ the first rotavirus
vaccine available to children throughout Europe. Approximately 4.5 million cases of gastroenteriti...
President's budget proposal cuts critical infectious diseases programs to the bone
... In addition to a new vaccine for children against rotavirus
diarrhea, several new vaccines are on the horizon for adolescents and adults, including vaccines against pertussis and the virus that is the major cause of cervical cancer. IDSA is concerned that adult vaccination rates are much too low, however, and...
Infection takes high toll in young children
...articularly for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), rotavirus
and influenza." Study co-author Dr David Burgner, specialist in infectious diseases at the School of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Western Australia, said the research team had discussed a number of possible reasons for the high...
Health officials renew Indo-US Vaccine Action Program
...es include acute respiratory illnesses, hepatitis, rotavirus
diarrhea, cholera, leishmaniasis, typhoid, rabies,...nd American scientists discovered novel strains of rotavirus
in Indian newborns. Further research confirmed that when these strains are used as a basis for candi...
Students devise oral quick-dissolve strips for rotavirus vaccine
...breath-freshener could someday provide life-saving rotavirus
vaccine to infants in impoverished areas. The inno... it should trigger an immune response to prevent a rotavirus
infection. The novel drug-delivery system is needed because rotavirus
is a common cause of severe...