Diarrhea Vaccine Recall a Medical Ethics Issue
J. Donald Capra, THE JOURNAL RECORD
Rotavirus infections -- viruses that cause diarrhea -- kill about 750,000 children worldwide each year. In the United States alone more than 50,000 children are hospitalized each year, and of that number nearly 50 cases will be fatal. A vaccine, then, against this viral killer has long been sought by biomedical researchers throughout the world.
The scientific breakthrough for rotavirus came about a decade ago, and approximately five years after that the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the lead institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for vaccine development, gave its blessing to move forward with a vaccine. The vaccine …
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Publication information: Article title: Diarrhea Vaccine Recall a Medical Ethics Issue. Contributors: J. Donald Capra - Author. Newspaper title: THE JOURNAL RECORD. Publication date: November 24, 1999. Page number: Not available. © 2009 THE JOURNAL RECORD. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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