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Babies vaccinated against rotavirus, the leading cause of severe diarrhea in infants and young children worldwide, may have a small risk of a dangerous intestinal blockage, researchers reported Tuesday.
Compare that to the case of RotaShield, the first vaccine licensed to protect against rotavirus infection.
Two rotavirus vaccines are licensed in the U.S., RotaTeq since 2006 and Rotarix since 2008.
Pathogens can lurk in fecal matter, like the highly contagious norovirus and rotavirus, which can both cause food poisoning and the stomach flu, along with cold and flu viruses, Reynolds says.
Offit developed a vaccine for rotavirus that has saved hundreds of thousands of lives since its approval in 2006.
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that almost every child will have a bout of rotavirus before their fifth birthdays.
The new vaccine against rotavirus, the most common cause of death from diarrhea in children under age 5, is made by an Indian company and was tested in Niger by Doctors Without Borders.
Forty deaths a year from rotavirus, while tragic, does not constitute a serious health risk.
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rotaviralplay \-rəl\ adjective
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