TITLE

Rotavirus Vaccine: A Promise for the Future

AUTHOR(S)
Zaman, K.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Health, Population & Nutrition;Dec2008, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p385
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the future of rotavirus vaccine. It notes that the rotavirus vaccines, Rotarix by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Rotateq by Merck, were tested in both industrialized and middle-income nations among over 60,000 infants which showed its safety and efficacy. It asserts that the inclusion of rotavirus vaccine in the childhood-immunization programme in developing nations will help accomplish the Millennium Development Goal of decreasing mortality through prevention of deaths due to rotavirus-associated diseases.
ACCESSION #
35709372

 

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