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A rotavirus vaccine protects children from rotaviruses, which are the leading cause of severe diarrhea among infants and young children. Each year more than 500,000 children die from diarrhoeal disease caused by rotavirus, and another two million are hospitalised. Nearly every child in the world will suffer an episode of diarrhea caused by rotavirus before age five. Although the severity of rotavirus infections differs between children living in developed and developing countries, the rates of infection is similar in both settings. Clean water supplies and good hygiene have little effect on the transmission of infection, and further improvements are unlikely to prevent disease. Safe and effective vaccines are needed, especially in poorer countries where most deaths from the disease occur. On June 5, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that rotavirus vaccine be included in all national immunization programs. Clinical trials β€œin high-mortality, low-socioeconomic...
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