WHO Calls for Global Rotavirus Immunization

August 2009
Pharmaceutical Representative;Aug2009, Vol. 39 Issue 8, p9
The article reports on the recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO) to have rotavirus immunization for every child in each country. It cites the data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the fatality of rotavirus which caused diarrhea and vomiting specially in developing countries where 600,000 children die yearly. However, the promotion of the vaccines comes with challenges since only GlaxoSmithKline and Merck & Co. Inc. are producing the vaccines.


Related Articles

  • Notes from the Field. Hibbs, Beth F.; Miller, Elaine R.; Shimabukuro, Tom // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;1/31/2014, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p81 

    The article discusses the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) study on reports of rotavirus vaccine administration errors involving injection and eye splashes from January 2006 to August 2013. Topics addressed include the approval of the live rotavirus oral vaccines RotaTeq...

  • Addition of History of Intussusception as a Contraindication for Rotavirus Vaccination.  // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/21/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 41, p1427 

    The article discusses developments in rotavirus vaccinations. Particular focus is given on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of the inclusion of the history of intussusception as a contradiction in the prescribing information and patient labeling for monovalent rotavirus vaccine...

  • WHO issues guidance on monitoring injuries. Moore, Wendy // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);2/2/2002, Vol. 324 Issue 7332, p260 

    Reports that the World Health Organization and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have produced a manual to help developing countries monitor the toll of death and disability from injuries. Hope that the information will help target action to cut injury rates; How...

  • Fake medicines: traveller beware. Shaw, Marc // New Zealand Doctor;7/16/2008, p18 

    The article highlights the widespread distribution of counterfeit drugs in both developed and developing countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) claims that counterfeit drugs were deliberately and fraudulently mislabeled. Among the countries that sell counterfeit drugs are Angola, China...

  • Vaccine Seems to Have Affected U.S. Rotavirus Pattern: C.D.C.  // Clinical Infectious Diseases;9/1/2008, Vol. 47 Issue 5, piv 

    The article reports on the possible effect of the new rotavirus vaccine, Rotateq, developed by Merck and Co. Inc. to the rotavirus pattern in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that the new rotavirus vaccine may have affected the 2007-2008 rotavirus season among...

  • WHO, Obama and the Ebola riddle. KHINDARIA, BRIJ // Moderate Voice;9/25/2014, p6 

    The article international community's response to Ebola disease as of September 2014. It discusses the disease's potential to become a global epidemic and cites U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's forecast on spread of the disease in poor countries. It also mentions the United...

  • MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report MMWR News Synopsis for Nov 20 2008.  // Biomedical Market Newsletter;3/7/2011, p560 

    The article presents information on various developments reported by the Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. (CDC) for the week ending on November 20, 2008. Low worldwide coverage of hepatitis B (HepB) vaccination of infants...

  • Update: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome—United States, May 14, 2003.  // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;6/4/2003, Vol. 289 Issue 21, p2790 

    Provides an update on reported cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) worldwide and in the United States as of May 14, 2003. Statistics on SARS from the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Number of cases that were tested for the...

  • Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years-- United States, 2009.  // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;2/18/2009, Vol. 301 Issue 7, p715 

    The article presents changes to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunization schedule for children and adolescents. It includes age changes for the first dose of rotavirus vaccine and variances for its schedule, minimal interval changes for viruses and a recommendation...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics