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Associated Press, Surprising Success for Childhood Diarrhea Vaccine, October 26, 2008, http:// www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,444099,00.html Medical researchers have found a vaccine that could help fight the rotavirus in children. About 200,000 U.S. children were taken to the emergency room from January to May of this year. The virus kills about 1,600 children each day worldwide. The pharmaceutical company Mercek & CO developed the drug, Rotateq, in 2006.
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Unformatted text preview: Since this time, hospital visits and stays due the rotavirus have decreased almost 80%."This vaccine is given to infants at age two, four and six months of age. We're a little surprised by the degree of impact given the coverage we've achieved," said Jane Seward of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many children in the study were able to fight off the virus without needed all three doses of the vaccine....
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