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  • Scientists Track the Viral Parasites Cruising Our Waterways
    Humans aren't the only ones who like to cruise along the waterways, so do viruses. For the first time, a map of fecal viruses traveling our global waterways has been created using modeling methods to aid in assessing water quality worldwide. ...More
    June 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • Gastroenteritis Hospitalization Rates Declined Following Rotavirus Vaccination
    Following implementation of rotavirus vaccination in 2006, all-cause acute gastroenteritis hospitalization rates among U.S. children younger than 5 years of age declined by 31 percent -- 55 percent in each of the post-vaccine years from 2008 through 2012, according to a ...More
    June 9, 2015 Posted in News
  • Scientists Reveal How Rotavirus Causes Infection
    Researchers from Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics and the University of Melbourne have significantly advanced understanding of a virus that kills up to half a million children each year. Rotaviruses are considered the most important cause of severe diarrhea in ...More
    January 6, 2015 Posted in News
  • Defective Gene Renders Rotavirus Vaccine Ineffective
    Every year rotavirus causes half a million diarrhea-related deaths amongst children in developing countries. Existing vaccines provide poor protection. The reason could be a widespread genetic resistance amongst children, according to virologists at Linköping ...More
    October 14, 2014 Posted in News
  • Keeping Viruses at Bay
    Our immunosensory system detects viruses such as influenza via specific characteristics of viral ribonucleic acid. Previously, it was unclear how the immune system prevents viruses from simply donning molecular camouflage in order to escape detection. An international team ...More
    August 11, 2014 Posted in News
  • Rotavirus Vaccination May Also Protect Children Against Seizures
    A new study suggests an additional—and somewhat surprising—potential benefit of vaccinating children against rotavirus, a common cause of diarrhea and vomiting. Besides protecting kids from intestinal illness caused by rotavirus, immunization may also reduce the risk of ...More
    November 21, 2013 Posted in News
  • Infant Rotavirus Vaccination Reduces Gastroenteritis Hospitalizations in Older Children, Adults
    “Implementation of infant rotavirus vaccination in 2006 has substantially reduced the burden of severe gastroenteritis among U.S. children younger than 5 years,” write Paul A. Gastanaduy, MD, MPH, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and colleagues. “Whether ...More
    August 27, 2013 Posted in News
  • Rotavirus Vaccine Given to Newborns in Africa is Effective
    Mayo Clinic and other researchers have shown that a vaccine given to newborns is at least 60 percent effective against rotavirus in Ghana. Rotavirus causes fever, vomiting and diarrhea, which in infants can cause severe dehydration. In developed nations, the condition often ...More
    June 17, 2013 Posted in News
  • New Global Study Pinpoints Main Causes of Childhood Diarrheal Diseases
    A new international study published today in The Lancet provides the clearest picture yet of the impact and most common causes of diarrheal diseases, the second leading killer of young children globally, after pneumonia. The Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS) is the ...More
    May 14, 2013 Posted in News
  • Vaccinating Children Against Rotavirus May Indirectly Protect Adults Too, Study Finds
    Pediatric rotavirus vaccination also indirectly protects unvaccinated adults from the highly contagious cause of severe diarrhea and vomiting, suggests a new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online. The findings suggest pediatric immunization ...More
    January 24, 2013 Posted in News
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