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Diarrhoea News (2 articles)

Rotarix™ significantly reduced severe rotavirus gastroenteritis in African babies during their first year of life

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published the first study demonstrating that Rotarix™, GlaxoSmithKline’s rotavirus vaccine, significantly prevented severe rotavirus gastroenteritis during the first year of life in African babies. In the study Rotarix prevented the disease in 61.2%...

Published on 28 January 2010, 04:34

Diarrhoea treatment fails to reach the poorest children

Acute dehydration caused by diarrhoea is one of the most common causes of death amongst children in low and middle-income countries. A new study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet now shows that almost half a billion cases of child diarrhoea a year could be treated if they...

Published on 6 April 2009, 03:45