TITLE

WHO Calls for Global Rotavirus Immunization

PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Pharmaceutical Representative;Aug2009, Vol. 39 Issue 8, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
43637417

 

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