Lancet data: rotavirus vaccines

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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.

Read the full press release here. Also see highlights from the trial results in Kenya and in Ghana.


Media coverage highlights

Rotavirus vaccines save poorest children: reports (Reuters)

Rotavirus vaccine trials successful; Researchers call for global distribution (Voice of America)

Rotavirus vaccine trials show positive results in Asia, Africa (HealthDay News)

Gastroenteritis rotavirus vaccine effective in Asia and Africa (AFP-In English)

Rotavirus Vaccine Trials Successful In Asia And Africa; Vaccine Should Now Be Rolled Out Across Both Continents (Medical News Today)

Clinical Trials In Asia, Africa Confirm Safety, Effectiveness Of Rotavirus Vaccine (Kaiser Family Foundation Daily Report)

Kenya tests rotavirus vaccine (Capital FM Kenya)

Blogs:

Saving children, stopping rotavirus (BMGF)

New rotavirus vaccines significantly reduce child deaths (ONE)