Rotavirus vaccines set to slash infant deaths

 作者:巢烃     |      日期:2019-03-02 07:08:02
By Alison Motluk A CHILD dies every minute from the severe diarrhoea associated with rotavirus infection. But two recently developed vaccines could slash the number of deaths. Both appear to reduce the severity of diarrhoea and the need for hospital visits. GlaxoSmithKline and Merck, the manufacturers of the two vaccines, have also indicated they are willing to charge poor countries less for them. Combined with assistance from groups such as The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,