Africa: Cheap, Heat-Proof Rotavirus Vaccine 'Game Changer' for African Children
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrhoea and kills an estimated 1,300 children a day, mostly in Africa An inexpensive, heat-proof vaccine could mark a turning point in expanding resistance to the diarrhoea-causing rotavirus infection across sub-Saharan Africa, medical aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Breaking The Cold Chain: New Vaccine Doesn't Need Refrigeration
The world is on the verge of having the first vaccine against rotavirus that can stand up to hot African sun -- and save thousands of children ' s lives. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

New, Cheaper, and Heat-Stable Rotavirus Vaccine Could Prevent Thousands of Childhood Deaths
A new, heat-stable vaccine is safe and effective against rotavirus, according to results of a recent MSF vaccine trial in Niger.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day
A lower-cost vaccine provides strong protection against rotavirus, a diarrheal disease, and could be particularly useful in poorer countries, researchers said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Third World and Developing Countries Diarrhea Rotaviruses Doctors Without Borders Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance New England Journal of Medicine Serum Institute of India World Health Organization Gates, Bill and Source Type: news

Rotavirus vaccine could save lives of almost 500,000 children a year
Positive outcome of trials in Niger fuels hope that vaccine can protect children in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond from infection that causes often fatal diarrhoeaA 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.M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has hailed successful trials of the BRV-PV vaccine in Niger as a “game changer” in tackling rotavirus infection, which is the leading cause of severe diarrhoea globally and claims the lives of anestimat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kate Hodal Tags: Global health Global development Vaccines and immunisation Society Africa World news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Oral Rotavirus Vax Shows Efficacy in African Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No significant safety signals seen with three-dose vaccine (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New, Cheaper, and Heat-Stable Rotavirus Vaccine Could Prevent Thousands of Childhood Deaths
Press releaseNew, Cheaper, and Heat-Stable Rotavirus Vaccine Could Prevent Thousands of Childhood DeathsMarch 22, 2017NEW YORK, MARCH 22, 2017—A new, heat-stable vaccine is safe and effective against rotavirus, according to results of a recent Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres vaccine trial in Niger, published in theNew England Journal of MedicineThursday. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

New low-cost rotavirus vaccine could reduce disease burden in developing countries
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) A new vaccine for rotavirus was found to be 66.7 percent 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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rotarix (Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral Suspension) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 8, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RotaTeq (Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral, Pentavalent) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 8, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

These Numbers Show Just How Safe Vaccines Are
Anti-vaccine advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said that President-elect Donald Trump asked him to lead a new government commission on vaccine safety. But science on this issue is already clear; numerous studies show that vaccines are safe and effective, and that serious side effects are rare. On Jan. 10, Kennedy met with the president-elect at Trump Tower, and later told reporters about the new commission. However, the Trump administration did not confirm that such a commission was in the works. A spokesperson for Trump said only that the president-elect was “exploring the possibility of forming a committee on autism,&...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

These Numbers Show Just How Safe Vaccines Are
Anti-vaccine advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said that President-elect Donald Trump asked him to lead a new government commission on vaccine safety. But science on this issue is already clear; numerous studies show that vaccines are safe and effective, and that serious side effects are rare. On Jan. 10, Kennedy met with the president-elect at Trump Tower, and later told reporters about the new commission. However, the Trump administration did not confirm that such a commission was in the works. A spokesperson for Trump said only that the president-elect was “exploring the possibility of forming a committee on autism,&...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rotavirus vaccine ‘sparks sharp fall in practice visits’
There has been a sharp fall in primary care visits for acute gastroenteritis following the introduction of rotavirus vaccination in England, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 22, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news