Results from an unprecedented clinical study examining the efficacy of rotavirus vaccines in developing countries of Asia, and from a similar clinical study in Africa, were published in The Lancet on August 5, 2010. The studies, which show the vaccines significantly reduced severe disease in low-income settings, contribute to a growing body of evidence demonstrating the potential lifesaving impact of rotavirus vaccines in the settings where they are needed most.
Media coverage highlights
Rotavirus vaccine trials show positive results in Asia, Africa (HealthDay News)
Gastroenteritis rotavirus vaccine effective in Asia and Africa (AFP-In English)
Clinical Trials In Asia, Africa Confirm Safety, Effectiveness Of Rotavirus Vaccine (Kaiser Family Foundation Daily Report)
Kenya tests rotavirus vaccine (Capital FM Kenya)